A Call to Stand in the Gap: A Call for Ecclesiastical Reform to Reassessment
A Call to Stand in the Gap examines the Church's failure to connect with today's issues. We stand at a crossroads. We either rise to the occasion, or we miss our opportunity to be Christ's hands and feet. We must connect with today's issues like human rights, the environment, same sex marriage, etc. We must reach out to those we've often criticized as a church. Their voices include the NAACP, Planned Parenthood, NOW, The Human Rights Campaign, Greenpeace and the ACLU. Moving beyond the picket signs and offering a cup of cold water in the name of the Lord, we understand grace. A CALL TO STAND IN THE GAP PREFACE I) INTRODUCTION: A Theological Basis for Social Action a. Old Testament Roots: Theocracy and Social Action b. Jesus' Call for Social Action c. Paul's Call for Social Action d. James' Call for Social Action II) Social Issues and the Church a. NAACP: Equality in Race b. Planned Parenthood: What is a Family? c. NOW: Women's Rights d. Human Rights Campaign: Gay Rights e. Greenpeace: The Environment f. ACLU: First Amendment Rights III) A Plan for Change: A Social Plan without a Social Gospel, Responsibility, Respect and Love. a. The Philosophical Roots of the Problem b. Steps to our Goal. IV) Bibliography.
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