What Is the Mission of the Church: Making Sense of Social Justice, Shalom, and the Great Commission
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Christians today define mission more broadly and variably than ever before. Some argue that the mission of the Church is to confront injustice and alleviate suffering, doing more to express God's love for the world. Others are concerned that the church is in danger of losing its God-centeredness and thereby emphasise the proclamation of the gospel. It appears as though misunderstanding of mission persists.
Explaining key concepts like kingdom, gospel and social justice, DeYoung and Gilbert help us to get on the same page - united by a common cause - and launch us forward into the true mission of the church.
"Fair, keenly observant, startlingly honest, this book is replete with careful exegetical work... Open this book and you'll want to open your Bible and open your mind on everything from justice to capitalism, from mercy to love."
- Mark Dever, Senior Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington DC; President, 9Marks
"I highly recommend this book, not just as food for thought, but more importantly, as a call to obedient, biblically informed action."
- Andreas J. Köstenberger, Senior Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
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