Doing Justice & Mercy: Episode One | Definitions Jonny Atkinson (communications director for the Immanuel Network) and Ryan Fullerton (lead pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church) sit down to discuss a number of definitions of “justice.”

“To ask whether a society is just is to ask how it distributes the things we prize—income and wealth, duties and rights, powers and opportunities, offices and honors. A just society distributes these goods in the right way; it gives each person his or her due. The hard questions begin when we ask what people are due. And why.” (Justice: Whats the Right Thing to Do? Michael Sandel, 19)

The Coddling of the American Mind – Greg Lukianoff & Jonathan Haidt

“Justice entails the exercise of legitimate power to ensure that benefits and penalties are distributed fairly and equitably in society, thus meeting the rights and enforcing the obligations of all parties.” (The Little Book of Biblical Justice, Chris Marshall, 7)