During chapel this week, Dr. Kenneth Reid asked students to consider God’s heart toward justice and to reflect on how the church should respond. In Jeremiah 9:23-24, Jeremiah declares that we should not boast in our wisdom, strength or riches, but we should boast in the Lord and his lovingkindness, justice and righteousness. In Isaiah 42:1-7, the prophet reminds us that we are to follow the example of the servant, Jesus, who brought forth justice by sacrificing himself on the cross. Since we are called to conform to the image of Christ, we must consider how we individually and collectively can bring forth justice in our work and our ministry.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dr. Kenneth Reid, assistant professor of systematic and historical theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Systematic Theology from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His research interests include atonement theology, the Trinity, pneumatology, hermeneutics, and biblical justice and racial reconciliation.
Outside the classroom, Dr. Reid enjoys keeping his chess game sharp, reading theology and history, watching documentaries and cheering for the Georgia Bulldogs and all Atlanta-based teams (i.e., Falcons, Hawks and Braves).