Why Justice Needs to be a Team Sport

When I was in school, I ran track. Track is not a team sport. I was part of a team, but I ran on my own. Justice in America is too much like that. Instead of coming alongside someone facing injustice, we point to the starting line and tell them to start running. Justice as…

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5 Tips for Telling Powerful Stories of Impact

Jesus was a great storyteller. He didn’t use fancy power points, brochures, or video. He invited his audience into stories. Stories paint a picture that capture our hearts and minds. Any leader who wants to encourage a team, invite people to volunteer, give, or be involved in advancing justice should explore the power of story.…

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The Gospel according to Scrooge

Years ago, as a little child, my mother took me to a production the Jesus People Church was doing of The Gospel According to Scrooge. More than an intriguing title, the musical was an adaptation of Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol with a focus on the gospel of transformation. The captivating and convicting story of Scrooge…

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Is there really Liberty and Justice for all?

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I have visited more than 40 countries in the world, and I love America. We have many freedoms to celebrate this 4th of July.  If you live in America, you are one of the fortunate 4% of the world’s population. But every generation must advocate to maintain and expand our freedom.  You are not free…

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God, why won’t you save me?

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By Raleigh Sadler I have prayed these words like a mantra. Each time, I hoped my fear would give way to a newfound sense of freedom. However, the more I prayed, the more exhausted I became. Being a good Christian For as long as I can remember, I’ve sought God’s approval over everything else. If…

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How you can do justice for immigrant neighbors in need

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Are you tired of demeaning rhetoric? Upset over the treatment of immigrant and refugee neighbors? Passionate about justice but don’t know how to offer practical assistance? We want to help. Let us show you how you can do justice for immigrant neighbors in need. Alleviate fear for immigrant neighbors One of the best ways to…

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Why do songs of justice matter in a broken world?

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By Jeff Frazier, Lead Pastor Chapelstreet Church My grandfather loved the music of the big bands from the 1940s. I have fond memories of him making trumpet sounds with his mouth to some old Benny Goodman or Mills Brothers tune. To this day, whenever I hear those songs, I think of him. Songs have a…

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