Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Keller on Social Justice

Tim Keller's new book Generous Justice is out! Kevin DeYoung has an interview with Keller about the book here- Interview with Tim Keller on Generous Justice.. Another must read on my list!

DeYoung says:
Keller treats his subject carefully and with the necessary nuance (be sure to read the footnotes). Just as important, his passion (and God’s passion) for the poor and vulnerable comes through in a contagious way. Both those on fire for “social justice” and those suspicious of it will benefit from Keller’s latest.
Keller's book thesis in summary:
I read the Bible and I’m overwhelmed with the amount of Biblical material that expresses concern for the poor, the widow, the orphan, and the alien. My main gifting is evangelism and I’ve never had extensive experience in a poor community or country. So I reason—if I can see all of this in the Bible, despite the fact that I’m not especially oriented to do so—it must be important to God. I’m passionate about it because I’m passionate to be shaped by the Bible.