Love and Justice

by David Browder Last week, I wrote about Postmodernism and its axis of power and contrasted it with Christianity and its axis of love. Why am I interested in what may seem like an obscure academic issue to many? Because the axis on which we choose to live our lives (either power or love/grace) determines how we respond to and work out the issues that affect all of us today. We must understand this dichotomy if we want to move forward glorifying Christ in our church, school, and preschool. We must understand the Bible’s vision of justice and how to pursue it as we move forward; we want to avoid falling into secular ideas of justice, whether those ideas are of the left or the right. When I speak of the axis of love and grace on which Christianity operates, I must first acknowledge how poorly the Evangelical church in the South understood — or wanted to understand — this throughout most of our country’s history. (We at Saint Thomas’ have our own history with respect to this particular issue).…