Social Justice

Of Hypocrites and Judges

Bill Maher makes a good case for the idea that Christians are judgmental hypocrites. I know it is a good case because so many people use it as the basis for their relationship to the church. It is the reason many people I know who used to go to church don't anymore. The argument is plastered between the lines… Continue reading Of Hypocrites and Judges

Social Justice

Be Not Conformed. Be Transformed

Often, a church can think too small when it comes to music.  Unlike a community choir, the church  has to prepare lots of different music every week.  It doesn’t get months of practice with auditioned singers. It usually gets one too-short rehearsal on Wednesday night with a group of brave people willing to say, “I… Continue reading Be Not Conformed. Be Transformed

Abundant Life, Reconciliation, Social Justice, The Great Commission, Transforming the World, Whole Community

Be Reconciled to One Another

In two separate entries for the definition of the word "reconciliation," I think I see the seeds of one of the biggest issues facing American Christians today. There is an entry which says that reconciliation is the "restoration of friendly relations," and the next entry says "reconciliation is the action of making one belief or… Continue reading Be Reconciled to One Another

Abundant Life, Creation, Discipleship, Gifts, Mission, Poverty, Social Action, Social Justice, Solidarity, The Great Commission, Wellness

On Earth As It Is in Heaven

I was recently asked, "What on earth or in heaven does 'Climate Justice' have to do with winning souls for Christ?" This question has been sticking with me, mostly because the connection seems obvious to me yet clearly was not to the person who asked. I think the question also points to some of the… Continue reading On Earth As It Is in Heaven