“The Carl F.H. Henry Center, located on the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School campus, hosts Dr. Al Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners, for a debate on the topic “Is Social Justice an Essential Part of the Mission of the Church?”. October 27, 2011.
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North American Evangelicals have recently experienced a revival of interest in issues of social justice. The growing sentiment among many today is that Jesus preached “good news to the poor,” and was indeed among the poor and marginalized. These Christians believe that the implications of these facts should renew the church’s understanding of the gospel and its mission. Rightly or wrongly, this interest in social justice is transforming the blueprint and vision of ecclesial ministry.
A basic question at the heart of the debate is this: Is social justice an essential part of the mission of the church?
The Henry Center for Theological Understanding, in its Trinity Debates forum, is pleased to provide a public venue for addressing this question by hosting two prominent voices from competing perspectives. Jim Wallis will answer “Yes” and R. Albert Mohler will answer “No.””