Episode 2 plunges into a series about God’s command that his people seek peace and work to maintain it. The episode asks: Why do so many Christians care so little about social justice?
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In this first episode of Season 3, host Mark Kelly raises the question of how the gospel relates to social justice. He dismisses those who insist the gospel does not require Jesus’ disciples to address injustice and points the way to a seamless biblical theology of gospel and justice. The episode ends with a dire warning that Christians who ignore social injustice not only disobey God and marginalize their witness, but also put themselves at further risk of God’s judgment.
In this episode, we’re talking with Glenn Barth, president and CEO of Good Cities, a community development initiative that advances the gospel of the Kingdom by working with local leaders toward the common good of the city. The mission of Good Cities is to discover, support, and serve vibrant city movements by building processes that create good cities.
Our good friend Reggie McNeal works alongside Glenn in helping community leaders discover the power and collective impact of collaboration. Using the Good City tools, church leaders can help their communities experience God’s common grace in the redemptive features a city has to offer, which in turn leads to the opportunity for people to experience God’s salvation and a future filled with hope.
Learn more about the Good Cities movement by clicking here. Check out Glenn Barth’s book, The Good City, on Amazon by clicking here.
Listen to a related podcast with Reggie McNeal, “What hinders the Kingdom?” by clicking here.