jails

This week is locked in solidarity week created by our friends at Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) to shine a light on mass incarceration.  Many justice challenges are big, but there are three practical ways you can be involved in promoting justice, not jails. First, do justice not jails through custom notifications Custom notifications are…

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emerging leader

Christian Community Development Association celebrated 30 years this past week at their Rooted Conference in Chicago.  Nearly 5,000 people gathered to celebrate being rooted in a deep and abiding faith in God, a call to community and place, and a commitment to persevere in hope for the long haul.  I had the privilege of introducing…

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proximate

My son, Daniel, and I spent two days in Washington DC this week with Faith Leaders from across the country #Faith4Dreamer.  We marched, we sang, we prayed, we petitioned, we held a powerful press conference, some took prophetic action through peaceful arrest, and we met with Congressional leaders.  But the trip reminded me of the…

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Tragedy

This past week we all felt the tragedy of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.  When the shots stopped reigning down from a Las Vegas hotel on concert goers, 59 people were dead and 527 injured.   As we seek to ascribe a motive to the gunman, many seek to ascribe a motive to God. …

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racism

“Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.”  Patrick Henry.  Christians have dual citizenship in heaven and earth, and should doubly stand against tyranny, oppression and evil.  We must not stand silent.  Here are three daring ways for Christians to easily attack racism. 1.  Get out of…

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The Devil is described as ‘the Father of Lies’ (Jn. 8:44).  And we are told, ‘to those who have been given much, much will be demanded’ (Lk 12:48).  So we should not be surprised at the pervasive lie that lawyers are power-hungry sharks incapable of faith and concern for the poor.  Many lawyers buy into…

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