What if it’s as big a deal to God that his world is marred by systemic injustice as it is that people disobey God? What if it’s as big a deal to God that death and decay meet all the creatures created in God’s image and likeness as it is that people miss the mark? What if…
Then, I’d say, the work of Christ is equally about transformation of the cosmos and new life as it is about justification. Then, I’d say, the calling of God’s people is not only to celebrate their standing before the bar of judgment but to bring justice to bear on the earth.
I’m beginning to see more clearly that the structure of the cosmos, the problem with the cosmos, the work of Christ, and our own lives as Christians are inherently intertwined. And, that certain articulations of structure, problem and work leave folks with deeply impoverished lives that fail to put on display citizenship in the kingdom of God.
Daniel Kirk, Shibboleth: In Case you’re wondering . . . [Kirk killed his blog, so this link doesn’t work any more. Sorry.]