Tag Archives: Injustice

Who is My Neighbor?

How should we respond to the foreigner in our midst? As 2016 clearly revealed, this is a question that generates not a small bit of controversy, both in the United States and in countries around the world. Unfortunately, this conversation … more »

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I am Able. But, Am I Willing?

Over the last few months I have been faced with a question that continues to occupy my mind and my prayers. Why is it that Christians are not just bad to others but bad to each other? I don’t believe that … more »

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The Cries of the Needy

The interaction between the weak and the strong that is presented in Nehemiah 5 provides a model for the way that those with power should treat those without it. This discussion comes at an interesting time for us as Americans, … more »

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God-Fearers Respond to Economic Injustice Promptly

Fear of God  The starting point for living a moral life begins with fearing God.   Fearing God does not mean having a boogeyman-type fear of God; nor does fearing God mean He is like Little Bunny Foo Foo, a rabbit … more »

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A Disposition to Dualism

A disposition to dualism. The image caught me, thinking through my work last week. From teaching here in Washington, to speaking in Birmingham and Chicago, those words captured what I saw and heard. But what is dualism? and why does … more »

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Missio on Genesis 1: How Reading is Fundamental to Fulfilling the Cultural Mandate Today

To dwell in theory and abstraction serves as one of Christianity’s most tempting and crippling sins. Thinking is easy; working is hard. As the insightful Don Chaffer sings, we are far too often “long on diagnosis and short on cure.” … more »

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Missio on Justice (Acts 16:16-40): Getting to the Root

Italian philosopher and writer Niccolò Machiavelli once stated, “The reason there will be no change is because the people who stand to lose from change have all the power, and the people that stand to gain from change have none … more »

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Missio on Justice (Acts 16:16-40): A Sacrifice Worth Making

Acts 16 shows an extraordinary example of God’s sovereignty reigning over the power of men. Yet it is easy to misconstrue that sovereignty in this story. As Paul and Silas cast out a demon from a fortune-teller, her owners realize … more »

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Redeeming Vocation: Shutting Down “Underground Economies”

Although the word, ‘covenant,’ is not spoken in Genesis 1-2, all the elements of a covenant are present – showing that God entered into a covenantal relationship with Adam and Eve. It was a covenant that God initiated.  In response … more »

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