The nature and events of Absalom’s death foreshadow the crucifixion and the arrival of the Gospel.
Only the gospel of the kingdom that announces jubilee in Jesus Christ is able to bring reconciliation where oppression, hatred or resentment, conflict and acts of vengeance between peoples once reigned.
Amnon’s assault of his sister Tamar further exposes the systemic sin of sexual immorality in the House of David. Today, Christ’s sacrifice for sin cleanses, heals and restores all who bear such shame and guilt.
Samuel Sey introduces Black Liberation Theology and demonstrates that it is a form of the liberal social gospel that has risen to prominence in recent years hand in hand with prominent race-based movements like Black Lives Matter.
Andrew Sandlin and Joe Boot discuss Tim Keller's recent New York Times opinion piece, and the trend among many evangelical leaders and pastors to try to balance biblical soteriology with a worldly, unbiblical view of ethics and justice.
Samuel Sey of slowtowrite.com joins us to talk about writing from a biblical perspective on the politically-charged subject of racism – a sphere dominated by ungodly thinking.
In order to have true and equal justice in society, we must have a standard outside of and higher than society in which the idea of justice is grounded.
Contemporary social justice movements like Black Lives Matter operate on a problematic and dangerous understanding of the nature of justice.
Many churches and governments in our age have abandoned true justice in favour of whatever the state decrees. However, if we will not have a transcendent standard for justice, there can be no true definition of it.