The Common Good

Debate: Is Social Justice Essential to Church's Mission?

Date: October 28, 2011

Two evangelical heavyweights went toe-to-toe in a theological debate Thursday evening, presenting both sides of the question as to whether social justice is an essential part of the mission of the church.

Jim Wallis, president and CEO of Sojourners, took the "yes” position, while Dr. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, took the "no” viewpoint.