Confronting Injustice Without Compromising Truth

Confront religious and political tribalism and challenge yourself to discover what the Bible and the example of Jesus have to teach us about justice.

A compelling vision of justice for all God's image-bearers.

Drawing from a diverse range of theologians, sociologists, artists, and activists, Thaddeus Williams makes the case that we must be discerning if we are to "truly execute justice" as Scripture commands. Not everything called "social justice" today is compatible with a biblical vision of a better world. The Bible offers hopeful and distinctive answers to deep questions of worship, community, salvation, and knowledge that ought to mark a uniquely Christian pursuit of justice.

Contributors address topics such as racism, sexuality, socialism, culture war, abortion, tribalism, critical theory, and identity politics.

The Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth book, video study, and study guide will help you confront religious and political tribalism and challenge yourself to discover what the Bible and the example of Jesus have to teach us about justice.

    Confronting Injustice Together

    Resources for Group Study

    For those studying with a group, consider the Video Study and Study Guide, designed for gatherings that should take one to two hours and unfolds in five parts:

    1. Select Scripture passages that set the stage.
    2. A brief word from the author on what to expect.
    3. An engaging video message from the author and a message outline.
    4. A series of questions to help the group process the video’s content.
    5. A short story from a contributor to add a real-world perspective to the session.

    Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth

    12 Questions Christians Should Ask About Social Justice
    Thaddeus J. Williams
    ''Social Justice'--the very term too often quickly divides the room, resulting in rancor, uncivility, and broken relationships. This work will change that. Will...
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    Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth brings in unique voices to talk about their experiences, including:

    "I have begun the painful process of untangling my faith from Critical Race Theory. I’ve put up a good fight, but God is gentle, faithful, and kind. He walks by my side on a liberating journey out of Critical Race Theory. I am learning that God has a much better way to bring justice and unity than I do. And there’s grace for all of us."

    "If we’re going to have truly productive conversations about race and other controversial social justice topics, we have to be willing to give people space to make honest mistakes. As a follower of Jesus, I am called to build up others in the body instead of shaming them."

    "I know from experience how a noble desire for justice can replace love in our hearts with resentment and hate. I know because it happened to me. But by God’s grace, and God’s grace alone, I have been set free."

    "Jesus has made the Jews and gentiles one, having broken down the dividing wall of hostility through the cross. Why, then, would we keep intact the dividing walls? Pray that we would truly do justice, because Jesus has turned the walls of hostility into rubble."

    "Fear can’t drive out fear, nor hate drive out hate, only love can do that. And God’s love can and will heal the pains of this world a thousand times over, just as it healed mine."

    "Biblical justice exposes today’s social justice as little more than a resounding gong or clanging cymbal. Lord, give us the courage to stand for your justice and against its counterfeits, no matter the threats to our reputations or livelihoods. You are worth it!"


    "As an African American pastor of a predominately African American church, I’m often asked what book I would recommend on the controversial topic of social justice. Thaddeus Williams has written my top recommendation. Thoroughly biblical, well-reasoned, and deeply charitable, this balanced book is a beacon of gospel light to every believer desiring to confront injustice armed with the truth of the Word."

    —ANTHONY D. KIDD, pastor of preaching, Community of Faith Bible Church

    "If you are a Christian concerned about oppression, injustice, racism, and other moral ills that plague our culture, there may not be a more important book you read this year. Confronting Injustice Without Compromising Truth is the definitive guide to help Christians “do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God…” as Micah 6:8 puts it, while not sacrificing one iota of biblical truth."

    —ALISA CHILDERS, blogger and podcast host

    "Williams offers a needed correction to some of the excesses in today’s modern social justice movement. He does so without denying the existence of many of the problems such movements hope to address. The addition of 12 Questions to our personal libraries will help us to move closer to a holistic approach to issues tied to social justice."

    —GEORGE YANCEY, professor of sociology, Baylor University

    “This is the most important book I have recommended in over 20 years … the go-to resource for clear, biblical thinking about social justice. I know of no other evangelical book with such rigor, insight, biblical fidelity, ethical —maturity and breadth of coverage as this one. This is the book for you!”

    —J.P. MORELAND, distinguished professor of philosophy, Talbot School of Theology

    Why Write This Book?

    "Why write about social justice, especially given all the personal and political landmines buried in that word combination? It was not to win the approval of online inquisitors (because I won’t) or because I have it all figured out (because I don’t) or because it was fun (because it wasn’t). Rather, I care about God, I care about his church, I care about the gospel, and I care about true justice. Not all, but much of what is branded “social justice” these days is a threat to all four. As we explore important questions about social justice together, my co-authors and I have zero interest in the kind of individualistic, head-in-the-clouds Christianity that plugs its ears to the oppressed. If you also care about advancing the kind of social justice that glorifies God first, draws people into Christ-centered community, and champions the good news of saving grace while working against real oppression, then this book is for you."

    —Thaddeus J. Williams