Edited by Victoria Turner, a Researcher, Tutor and Council for World Mission Scholar at the University of Edinburgh, and URC Youth representative on the URC’s Assembly Executive.
Young people are often referred to as the church’s ‘missing generation’. But perhaps it is not them that are missing from God’s mission, but the church itself.
‘Young, Woke and Christian’ brings together young church leaders and theologians who argue that the church needs to become increasingly awake to injustices in British society. It steers away from the capitalistic marketing ideas of how to attract young people into Christian fellowship and proclaims that the church’s role in society is to serve society, give voice to the marginalised and stand up to damaging, dominating power structures.
Covering themes such as climate change, racial inclusivity, sexual purity, homelessness, food poverty, sexuality, trans identity, feminism, peace-making, interfaith relations, and disability justice, the collection is a cry for the reform of the church to not ally with ‘woke’ issues because they are popular with youth, but because they are gospel issues.
With a powerful prologue from Anthony Reddie.