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The Beautiful Oxymoron of the Gospel

This week, a number of prominent evangelic Christian leaders released a signed statement of faith that addressed their beliefs on the role of social justice and the church. The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel was signed most notably by John MacArthur, but has now been signed by over 6,000 additional men, women, and religious… Read more »

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Where We Go From Here

Seeking justice without worship leaves us attending to the second greatest commandment by bypassing the first. This pathway risks the unveiling of a new kind of legalism in our hearts. This new legalism is expressed in a ruthless pursuit of justice that stems from a heart that has not itself been examined for its own… Read more »

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Book Review: Half the Sky

Book Review: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide “Women hold up half the sky”- Chinese proverb Half the Sky, is the national bestseller by Pulitzer Prize winning authors Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Kristof and WuDunn take readers around the world, looking at the lives of women in nations like… Read more »

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Jesus as Holy Disruption: Part 3 in a 3 part series

Part 3: So how can we today be a Holy Disruption? We need to be creative, but here are a few starter suggestions.   Self-Education, Hearing Oppressed Groups, Engaging in Hard Honest Dialogue and Taking a Visible Stand:   This is especially important for those with privilege, who can easily opt out with little thought… Read more »

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Jesus as Holy Disruption: part 2 in a 3 part series

Part 2 Before we get into the meat of things, I think we have to define “Holy Disruption.” For most things, especially anti-racism and anti-oppression work, using the dictionary definition of a term is generally a bad idea. Most dictionaries were written by white powerful men and many times racism, sexism, and other nasty -isms… Read more »

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Jesus as Holy Disruption: part 1 in a 3 part series

Part 1  The last few years have been particularly transformative for me both spiritually and socially as I’ve become more engaged in local anti-oppression movements. My understanding of Jesus and the power of the gospel has also strengthened and evolved. I’ve come to understand Christ as the ultimate embodiment of holy disruption and it I… Read more »

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Time To Change The Way The Game Is Played

In this day and age, there is much discussion about changing the way the “game” is played – specifically when it comes to intense contact sports. The long term seriousness of repeated concussion injuries is at the forefront of the chatter. And now, a cinematic display of how this controversial topic’s journey has been accepted… Read more »

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Delayed Gratification

  You know those crime statistics; the ones that tell how many seconds lapse between murders, assaults, or thefts? Something our logic rarely factors into those statistics is that they are simply a breakdown of a numbers of crimes in a given period divided by the amount of time in that period. So, if 10,000… Read more »

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Hope for Women in the Middle East

Hope isn’t always a word we associate with life for women in the Middle East.  Add a turbulent environment with the underlying belief that women are second class citizens, and you can see how a bad situation becomes worse.  In my recent trip to the Middle East, I spoke with leaders there who are working… Read more »