What does justice mean in the Kingdom of God? When faced with dire situations like enslavement and violence, how do we involve state authorities as Christians? Is there a temptation for Christians to seek power for ourselves in seeking justice for the oppressed?
Today, Joash Thomas, National Director of Mobilization and Advocacy with IJM Canada, joins Derek (Fourth Way Podcast), Titus (That Jesus Podcast) and Rebekah for a conversation about justice, the state, and the Kingdom of God in contexts such as human trafficking and modern slavery.
Guest Bio: Joash Thomas is IJM Canada’s National Director of Mobilization & Advocacy. Born and raised in Mumbai, Joash started his IJM career with IJM India’s National Advocacy Team in 2015 and has worked for IJM in India, the United States and Canada ever since. In his 6 years with IJM, Joash has mobilized thousands of advocates and hundreds of church leaders to pray, give & advocate with IJM. Prior to joining IJM, Joash ran a political consulting and lobbying firm in the United States. Joash has a Master’s degree in Political Management from The George Washington University and is currently pursuing a ThM in Systematic Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. A Public Theologian at heart, Joash enjoys teaching about Biblical Justice & Political Theology via his frequent preaching, podcast and writing engagements. He is also a guest lecturer at multiple US & Indian Bible Colleges and Seminaries. He lives in the Greater Toronto Area with his wife, Valentina.