27 Jan 2010 A Modest Proposal
By Kevin DeYoung: I’d like to make a modest proposal for Christians of all theological and political persuasions: don’t use the term “social justice” without explanation. The term is unassailable to some and arouses suspicion in others. For many Christians, social justice encompasses everything good we should be doing in the world, from hunger relief to serving the poor to combating sex trafficking. But the phrase is also used to support more debatable matters like specific health care legislation, minimum wage increases, or reducing carbon emissions. If something can be included as a “social justice” issue then no one can oppose said issue, because who in their right mind favors social injustice? [Keep reading this article here.]
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