In this talk Jeremy Koeries interrogates the idea that the best way to change society is to convert more people. Making a case that biblically we are called to do both evangelism and pursue justice, as individuals, in our churches and in society. To not intentionally work to dismantle systems of oppression is to be complicit in allowing their perpetuation.
For years the church has debated which is more important social justice or gospel proclamation. What if both are equally important? Join us for an introduction to a biblical understanding of justice and the mission of the church. In this talk John Scheepers will briefly trace the importance of justice throughout the biblical story and call us to rediscover a cross centred justice movement at the heart of the gospel.
Isiphambano Centre for Biblical Justice is a study and training centre dedicated to developing a holistic, theological and cross-centred response to racial and economic injustice within the South African context.
How does context affect how we read the Bible and formulate our theology? How do we reject the “single story narrative” of colonial theology without abandoning a belief in objective truth? Is decolonization something to be feared or could it be a gift to the church aiding us in learning communal interpretation to better and more faithfully interpret Scripture in ways that value both Scripture and context.
Hosted By: TGIF Cresta
Time: 6:15 am for 6:30 am, ending 7:30 am
Venue: Seattle Coffee Company, Cresta Shopping Centre (upper level)
The Story of our Church is one of our experiential learning events which engage the participants in the process of transformative learning through experience and reflection. You can read more about our different experiential learning options here. The Story of the Church is a pilgrimage through the Cape Town CBD, visiting historic sites of injustice…
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