Confronting Injustice Without Compromising Truth
Guest: Dr. Thaddeus Williams; Christians and social justice
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Segment #1: Christianity and Social Justice
Many Christians are adopting the Social Justice framework without inquiring whether the ideas fought for under the banner of "social justice" are actually biblical. Dr. Thaddeus Williams, Theology Professor from the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, joined us to discuss the questions Christians should be asking about Social Justice.
What is justice? Thaddeus identifies two “types” of justice, which he calls “Social Justice A” (originating with God/Scripture first) and “Social Justice B” (marginalizes God/incompatible with Scripture). His new book, coming out later this year, elaborates on this further: “Confronting Injustice Without Compromising Truth.” Co-authors include our own Monique Duson, as well as previous show guests Edwin Ramirez, Samuel Sey, and Neil Shenvi to name a few.
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We had a thoughtful discussion regarding disparities within our society: Are disparities inherently a justice issue? Thaddeus referenced Malcolm Gladwell and his books “Outliers” and “The Tipping Point”. Other recommended authors include Thomas Sowell, Coleman Hughes, and Shelby Steele.
He also recommended this symposium entitled “Barriers to Black Progress.”
Another important topic raised was that of equality vs equity. Thaddeus referenced Alexander Solzhenitsyn (“The Gulag Archipelago”) and Friedrich Hayek regarding the dangers of socialism and totalitarian governments. Furthermore, check out The Acton Institute and their Poverty Cure curriculum.
Check out a recent interview with Thaddeus and Sean McDowell for more on this topic. Notice the awesome shoutout about Monique about 40 minutes into it!
Segment #2: 2020 UP Conference
Don’t forget to register for the 1st Annual UP Conference!