Making a noise or making a difference?

As contemporary followers of Jesus, we must do more than simply “make noise” in church. We, like our ancestors in the faith, are called to shake the foundations of demonic injustice and in so doing turn the world right side up.

The paltry social justice engagement of many churches, and especially some charismatic churches that adamantly claim the Holy Spirit’s power, is cause for alarm. Among other factors, a distorted understanding of Jesus’ mission and ministry has severed the connection between Spirit-filled worship and Spirit-led activism. Having suffered through several decades of “prosperity gospel” preaching, we must now insist on more theologically sound understandings of Christian social witness.

Brad R. Braxton (link to complete article)

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