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Op-ed on the Gospel and Injustice Published by Dallas Morning News

Earlier this week an opinion editor for the Dallas Morning News emailed me and asked if would be willing to write an Op-ed explaining why I signed the Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel. My first instinct was to politely decline the request, for a few reasons:

  • I was not involved with writing the statement, and so I cannot speak for those who did.
  • I cannot speak for any of the other signers.
  • This is a sort of internal debate among Evangelicals, and I do not think unbelievers would understand all of the nuances of what the statement addresses or what I would say in its defense.

However, as I thought about it more, I realized that at very least this was a great opportunity for me to present the gospel in a public forum.

So that’s what I did: https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2018/09/15/bible-can-cure-social-injustice-not-politics

My original title was, “The Gospel Is the Answer to All Injustice,” which they changed. They also took out the Bible references I had listed in parentheses after many of the statements and a few more things, but they mostly left the content intact.

Scott Aniol

About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.

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