my traveling partners this week on my 985mi. trip were: todd spitzer, dennis tuma, mark driscoll, john piper and tim keller.

it’s really encouraging to know that the word is preached (and preached well) from coast to coast πŸ™‚

the last two sermons i listened to were both on isaiah 58(!!!), one by mr. piper and the other by mr. keller. and honestly, it was very comforting to me to hear sermons on social justice from non-bay area pastors who wouldn’t be categorized with us crazy and “liberal” berkeley christians πŸ˜›

“Piety that does not produce a passion for God-exalting social justice and practical mercy is useless, and displeasing to the Lord.” – John Piper

“A deep social conscience and a life poured out in deeds of service to others and especially the poor is the inevitable sign of real faith and a real connection with God…. In other words, Justice is the grand symptom of real faith. It’s the great symptom of a real relationship with God.” – Tim Keller

He has shown you, O man, what is good;
      And what does the LORD require of you
      But to do justly,
      To love mercy,
      And to walk humbly with your God?
                              Micah 6:8


~ by justinhong on December 15, 2007.

7 Responses to “”

  1. that’s really cool bro. i think i’ve heard two of keller’s social justice sermons.. the first sermon i heard stunned me actually.. because keller connected for me the connection between justice and the /Gospel/. that was integration i needed.this was followed by the realization that “oh shoot, other people care about this too! this has got to be important!”

  2. yeahhhh man. i think the part of keller’s sermon that blew me away was when he pointed out the amazing fact that God’s grace leads to justice. that in forgoing justice and saving us, the beauty of the gospel inspires us to do justice in the end. just another one of God’s crazy, roundabout ways of getting things done πŸ˜€

  3. whered u go??

  4. Sigh.I guess “go into all the world and make disciples” is, well, just a hobby.I would love to hear a coherent definition of “social justice” from someone, though.

  5. BTW, I think someone would disagree with Tim Keller’s view. Some guy who seemed to think that people would know we followed him by something or other, can’t quite recall….

  6. our love?

  7. Yeah, “All men will know you are my disciples by your love for one another.” Hope the sarcasm wasn’t too annoying….

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