In recent days following the 2022 SBC, the debate over the office and function of pastor has reached a boiling point. One of the points that I’ve sought to labor over the last four years is that social justice is about far more than racism (ethnic prejudice). It’s likewise far more than women preachers too. That’s what makes social justice such a powerful force to be reckoned with.
While social justice is multi-faceted—it certainly does involve what we may call the latest feminist revolution—a new wave of egalitarians who are seeking to deconstruct evangelical churches, institutions, and denominations.
While this issue has been a constant debate at some level within the SBC (the largest group of protestant churches in America) for years, many people believe that egalitarianism will rule the SBC just as it has overtaken other Mainline denominations.
Rick Warren is no newcomer to the evangelical scene. He and his church, Saddleback Church,…