Tag Archives: Nehemiah

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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Missio on Just Economics: Angry

Nehemiah got angry. He got angry when he heard the outcry and words of the people. Often in Christian circles, anger is seen as a sinful emotion. Sometimes it seems that any emotion outside of joy, happiness, and trust is … more »

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Missio on Just Economics: From Jerusalem to South Asia

There are times when I read the Bible that the people and their cultures seem so far away from me that I feel detached from the story.  Their lives are so different from mine in how they eat, dress, where … more »

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Missio on Just Economics (Nehemiah 5)

After the Babylonian exile, a small contingent of Judeans returned to the land of Israel, but their initial efforts at rebuilding the nation were spotty and relatively unsuccessful.  Over the following decades, God raised up leaders to inspire and guide … more »

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