In February 2015, I had the opportunity to be a part of the TruthXchange 2015 Think Tank, “Generational Lies; Timeless Truths”. In my session, I was tasked with tackling the question of deeds vs creeds—or, to put it another way, “Why can’t we just help people and leave religion out of it?”
This uniquely western question is at the heart of much of the debate surrounding our responsibility toward acts of social justice (though I am not a fan of the term, but that’s for another time). The audio is now up at TruthXchange.com, and I hope you’ll take the time to give it a listen. In my session, I address:
- Whether or not the Church is really asleep at the wheel when it comes to social justice—do our creeds get in the way of doing good works?
- The Oneist distortion of social justice—the lies that twist helping those in need into human-centric self-worship
- The beauty of Two in social justice—how our creeds, and the Creator/creation distinction, inform and transform our work in the world.