Category Archives: Social Justice

Retribution Versus Restoration and a God of Second Chances

For those of us who walk closely with people living through poverty and homelessness, or are a part of a socio-culturally diverse faith community, we know that when it comes to getting a job many of our friends face different … Continue reading

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I Have Been the Nine

In Luke 17:11-19 Jesus healed ten lepers–people suffering from an unexplainable and very serious skin disease. A leper was marginalized and ostracized from society. Once diagnosed with this terrible disease, he or she was forced to leave their entire life … Continue reading

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A Psalm for Today

I hear it in the news, from the Internet, in the neighborhoods, and in the city streets. I try to cover my ears, but the groaning is all around us. The pain. The cries. The violence. The sighs. The sickness. … Continue reading

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“Foreigners like these”

He was only 31 years old. For those of us who are U.S. citizens by birth, he was just like our grandparents in the 18th century. He was a “foreigner.” He was an immigrant from Guatemala. And he was homeless … Continue reading

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Good News in A Bad News Oriented Kind of World

The following is a blog written by one of my dearest friends and mentors.  I love this man. I believe if you knew him like I do, you would too.  He lives in Texas.  You have probably heard it said … Continue reading

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Yeah, Frank Could’ve Done That

Almost six months ago Frank’s life was set and planned. He had a beautiful wife and exciting plans to begin a family. Within a year or so they would have been expecting their first child. He was so familiar with … Continue reading

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Living life in the declarative

As you survey Christian history (or any movement in history promoting philosophical or social change) you might discover a seemingly “all-or-nothing” posture towards the christian faith.  Whether the motive was God-honoring or self-honoring, people were sold out to what they … Continue reading

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