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The Case for Social Righteousness

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By Cynthia Rigby   The following is an excerpt from the book by Cynthia Rigby, Promotion of Social Righteousness [Louisville: Witherspoon Press, 2010], 1-11, available from The article is republished here with permission from the author and Witherspoon Press. Dr. Rigby first shows that social righteousness has a long

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Evangelism and Justice

20 mins read

From False Dichotomies to Gospel Faithfulness Considering what it might take to merge the priorities of evangelism and social justice into one missional conviction that embodies them both.   By Darrell Guder   View and print as PDF   Toward the end of the 1980s, the new, reunited Presbyterian Church

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Gospeling Beyond Our Preferred Agendas

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  Learning from Isaiah that we may neither privatize evangelism nor claim the autonomy of social action.   By Walter Brueggemann   View and print as PDF   The overwhelming theological claim of the Bible in all its parts is that YHWH— creator of heaven and earth, savior and sovereign

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Why I Am Still a Christian

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By Gary Dorrien   (The following is an autobiographical reflection from social ethicist, Gary Dorrien, also appearing in “On Living Faith” series offered by Odyssey Networks, and previewed by Unbound on Looking back to the Civil Rights Movement and Dr. King, Gary Dorrien offers a few thoughts on what

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