GYC has posted a summary of last weekend’s Social Justice Studies Conference held at Camp Au Sable in Michigan — GYC Studies 2013 Report. Excerp:
It’s easy to think of social justice–otherwise termed as social mercy and Christian service–as simply a convenient, warm fuzzy-dispensing app or add-on to the OS of the Christian life.
But service is paradigmatic. It is, arguably, the OS. Service is the mindset with which Christians are duty-bound to interact with this spiritually and physically suffering world. Demonstrating love and mercy for those around us by not only preaching the gospel but acting out the gospel is the way that we show that we love God. While we are not saved by works, we are saved for a life of good works.