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The Good Samaritan: Slacktivists Reimagined

In many progressive Churches, we often find ourselves circling around the story of the Good Samaritan. In sermons, the pastor speaks to the power of reaching out to those on the outskirts of privilege, even when no one else will. In the pews, we congratulate ourselves for “that one time we did [insert arbitrary task] for [insert token underprivileged person]”. Together we boo and hiss at the thought of a person who would pass by as a stranger wallows in need. When the sermon