D. A. Carson has a great message recently placed on the Gospel Coalition’s website, entitled Is the Culture Shaping Us or are We Shaping the Culture?
Among other useful things he says, he gives a good caution to evangelical men concerned about balancing Word-ministry and Deed-ministry. He simply says, makes sure that it is the Gospel that excites you. If the Gospel becomes our ‘given,’ with social consciousness what excites us, then there is reason to be concerned. As usual, Carson puts things quite well.