IN THIS BLOG, I SHARE INSIGHTS INTO TODAY’S JUSTICE ISSUES, GOD’S HEART, AND PRACTICAL APPLICATION FOR THE BUSY PERSON WHO CARES ABOUT JUSTICE.
I’m almost 50 so “Oh snap” is not generally in my vocabulary. The urban dictionary says it is a phrase of surprise, misfortune or insult. So I think it is an apt phrase to use for this past week’s comments over SNAP – supplemental nutrition assistance program – more frequently referred to as food stamps.…Read More
I have some wonderful friends – don’t act surprised. Some strongly believe that people will not listen to your words, until they see your actions. The heart of social justice is providing a platform from which we can model Christ love. They appreciate St. Francis of Assisi’s comment – “Preach the gospel always and when…Read More
There is much chatter across the web this week on the federal budget. Is assistance toward safety net programs helpful or harmful? That is a broader discussion but whether through government support or individual support, civil legal aid is critical to the foundation of democracy. The first article ever published on civil legal aid in…Read More
Last weekend I had the privilege to meet Ken Wytsma at the Justice Conference in LA. Ken interviewed me just before the conference. I appreciate his commitment to raising a national conversation around the theology of justice. Ken partners with World Relief in bringing a cross section of voices from around the globe who are…Read More
I’m in Palm Springs, California for different meetings. Most people think of Palm Springs as a center of affluence. After all President Obama just left this area today after meetings with the King of Jordan. But in the shadow of prosperity is great poverty. Driving through the region, one can see wealth and stores…Read More