Regaining Our Focus: A Response to the Social Action Trend in Evangelical Missions

Brian Biedebach | May 13, 2014

Today churches and missionaries are being told that to imitate the ministry of Jesus they must add social justice to their understanding of the church’s mission. As pastors and missions committees embrace the idea that social action and gospel proclamation are “two wings of the same bird,” the kind of work that they send their missionaries to do changes, and this has a negative effect on world missions. This article highlights those negative effects in an African context, offers historical, practical, and biblical critiques of the trend, and redirects the church’s attention to understanding and fulfilling the Great Commission in the way the apostles did in Acts and the Epistles.

Vol. 25, no. 1 (Spring 2014)

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Biedebach, Brian. "Regaining Our Focus: A Response to the Social Action Trend in Evangelical Missions." The Master's Seminary Journal 25, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 29-50.