I stumbled upon this by accident. Normally, I’m not patient enough to watch a YouTube video that’s 18 minutes long. But Dr. Ray immediately caught my attention with his concept of the Canon within the Canon.
What he says in this short sermon resonates deeply with me. The message of the real Christ of the Canon is social justice. Faith practice is framed within this perspective.
I highly recommend you set aside 18 minutes of quiet time and reflect on what Dr. Ray has to say in this video. The message of Christ is the message of hope through the actions of those who don’t just say they follow Christ while yelling “Get a job!”: instead, they do the social justice of which Christ spoke.