father

Fathers matter.  While it is common to attack fathers for being absent in families or an abusive presence, there are many fathers leaving justice legacies through courage, conviction and care.  Thank you for representing the heartbeat of our heavenly father. The Heartbeat of a Father Demonstrates Justice Through Courage You would take a bullet for…

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graduate

By: Joseph Strom For young graduates, their friends and families, spring is full of graduations celebrating important milestones in their lives. It’s an event young people work hard to reach, waiting in giddy anticipation for the realization of their achievements. But graduation also means entering something new: a new stage of education, an internship or…

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This summer my son Joseph is living and working in Washington D.C.   We are fortunate to have a relative living nearby where he can stay.  He spent this weekend touring Arlington National Cemetery and took these photos.  He also posted on his Facebook page why as a millennial he cares about Memorial Day. Memorial Day…

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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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disturbing routines

Do you feel trapped on a treadmill of insignificance?  Maybe you live on a six minute lawyer clock or are otherwise caught in disturbing routines without real impact.  The world is broken.  The news bothers you.  You feel like you could do more.  But what? Let us help you overcome disturbing routines through justice impact!…

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My son, Joseph Strom, entered a speech competition for original prose this past weekend.  He took first place and I think you will see why in this funny, insightful justice prose. Once upon a time, in a forgotten land of rhyme: In this land took place all the fairy tale stories, with their ups and…

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