18 October 2023 |
One of the reasons God was so incensed with injustice—after all, he raised prophets such as Isaiah and Ezekiel and others who were prophets particularly of social justice—is because injustice is so much against who he is and what he is about. If God’s nature is love, and God’s mission is about restoring relationships, vertically and horizontally, then it follows that any practice that hinders this “bringing together” will essentially separate and alienate from God’s ultimate goal and purpose.
Social justice is one integral part of gospel: the Spirit of God is necessary to enable our participation in God’s life and mission. I will explain in this class how the Holy Spirit is the “lens” through which we can look at our perspective towards social justice.
After 22 years of teaching in Africa and Europe, Pilira Zapita was called by God to study theology at Newbold College. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology (Pneumatology) at King’s College London where she is also working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Additionally, she works as a contract lecturer at Newbold College. Pilira and her husband, Eric, have two young adult children.
How to join:
One-click link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/
Passcode: ISAIAH (all caps)
ATSS starting time depends on where you are. If you’re on the west coast of the United States, it’ll be 10:30 AM. On the east coast, 1:30 PM. Times in Europe, Africa and elsewhere will vary with local time changes. Please double-check the correct time where you live.
The class is intended to last about 2 hours, though the conversation often continues to 4 PM (Eastern time).
About our class:
- The AT Sabbath Seminar is intended to be a courteous forum. We discuss and ask questions politely. We don’t accuse, get angry, put people down, or judge the state of their salvation.
- Stick to the topic in both comments and chat discussion.
- Make your comments and questions short—don’t dominate.
- Keep your microphones muted unless you are called upon to make your comment or ask your question.
- Indicate your interest in speaking by raising your electronic hand—under the “reactions” button.
- Please use your name when you sign in! Not your phone number, not your initials. This will help us differentiate you from unwelcome guests who want to disrupt us. You can set your name after signing on by clicking on the 3 dots next to your picture, which drops down a menu.
We look forward to getting acquainted with you!
- Tom deBruin
- Pilira Zapita (Newbold)
- Olive Hemmings (WAU)
- Tihomir Lazic