I’ve wondered about this before, but saw a blog post today that caught my eye that tells the story of a South African university student and apartheid activist in 1979 who wants to become a Christian, but because of the examples he’s seen, worries that following Jesus will weaken his opposition to apartheid. Somehow he had it in his mind that you can’t have both. This dichotomy seems to dominate Christian consciousness to this day. The blog post then wonders:
"Why is there still so much of a split [between evangelism and social action] evident within the Western
church? Why are justice advocates so reticent to proclaim the gospel?
Why are evangelicals so reticent to demonstrate justice? How might this
What do you think? Why are these things kept in separate categories in most Western people’s minds?