Journeyman Project Dispatches from the Life of Patrick Fowler: Christianity Explored

28Mar/090

Christianity and Social Justice

Brandon Johnson of Learning to Walk as a good post on the "social gospel" movement, and how it often serves mankind without sharing the gospel. I want to leave his words to speak for themselves, but I thought I would add a few applicable quotes to emphasize his point. Read his post by clicking here: Christianity and Social Justice.

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” - Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

“We cannot state too strongly in an age when the thought of men is full of things, and the body has crept up on the throne of the soul, that our work is not immediately and in itself a philanthropic work, a political work, a secular work of any sort whatsoever; it is a spiritual and a religious work. Of course, religion must express itself in life, but religion is spiritual life. I had rather plant one seed of the life of Christ under the crust of heathen life than cover that whole crust over with the veneer of our social habits on the vestiture of Western civilization.
~ Robert E. Speer, 1867 to 1947

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