Soong-Chan Rah (ThD, Duke University) is a sought-after speaker and a major voice on today’s evangelical social justice scene. He is Milton B. Engebretson Associate Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois, and is the author of Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church (winner of an Outreach magazine book award) and the popular and influential The Next Evangelicalism. Rah was founding pastor of Cambridge Community Fellowship Church, a multiethnic, urban, postmodern generation church in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He serves on the boards of Sojourners, the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA), World Vision, and the Catalyst Leadership Center.
His latest book, co-written with Gary Vanderpol, ‘Return to Justice’ explains the important historical context for evangelical reengagement with social justice issues. It tells the story of how, in just two generations, Bible-believing Christians came to rediscover what has always been true: justice is close to the heart of God. The authors provide an overview of post-World War II evangelical social justice and compassion ministries, introducing key figures and seminal organizations that propelled the rediscovery of biblical justice. The book explores the historical and theological lessons learned from evangelical history and offers a way forward for contemporary Christians.