Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Bart Campolo's Big Idea #5

I've been reading Bart Campolo's blog recently. He offers an interesting "Big Idea #5." (I'm not even gonna say here what his Big Idea #4 is! Check that one out for yourself.)

"As wonderful as it is to minister to the wounded and oppressed, at some point we've got to start confronting the people and systems that keep wounding and oppressing them." More.

Help us, Lord, to find a way that honors you.

Bart also takes a stab at clarifying the oft discussed but rarely defined phrase, "social justice":

"Social justice isn't about everybody getting what they deserve (that's death), or what they want (that's chaos), or the same thing (that denies reality)…social justice, as I understand it, is when everybody gets what he or she truly needs in order to realize his or her fullest potentiality as a lover of God and as a lover of other people."



At 4/26/2006 10:32:00 PM, Blogger urBenLA said...

that's so true. John Lewis and I were just talking about that this weekend and on his blog a bit.. you have to be involved with both to truely transform things.

At 4/27/2006 10:49:00 AM, Blogger SWK 254 Understanding Diversity said...


Bart Campolo will be the speaker at Queen West church this Sunday...Peter Sung is the pastor of this church plant.


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