What Does the Gospel Have to Do with Justice?

Everything. For too long we have created a false dichotomy in the Christian world between pursuing the gospel and pursuing justice. They are interconnected. The Gospel In its narrowest sense, the gospel is the gift of eternal life found in Christ through the atonement of his death and resurrection. But Jesus expanded an understanding of…

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12 Books on Justice That Can Change Your Life

As a Christian organization committed to justice for all, we read many books on justice. The power of a book to change you has been proven in multiple studies. Books and stories about justice, in particular, have the power to: Inform us Disturb us Ignite us Dispatch us Just as reading the Bible is useful…

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What happens when the Church does Justice?

I love the church. Unfortunately, today those words are as well received as saying I love lawyers. Why? For many, both groups are viewed as apathetic to the needs of the poor and vulnerable. What if we could change that perception? What happens when the church does justice? Where is the church? The pandemic was…

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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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7 Ways to Teach Kids about Gospel Justice

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Every child understands justice – just try treating your children differently! Children want everything to be fair. This is because God made us in His image and He is a God of Justice. But Justice can be a messy topic. Some parents may want to avoid the controversy. But God has a lot to say…

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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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Now is the time for Kingdom voting!

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Voting has begun.  Millions of Americans have already voted and millions more will vote this Tuesday.  Please vote.  We have the privilege in this country to participate in elections.  But those who follow Christ should vote loosely.  We are not people of a party, but a party of people set apart from this world.  Our…

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Doing justice requires patience

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by Daniel Strom This time of year is usually marked by excitement and anticipation for students heading back to school. For millions of kids across our country, COVID-19 has changed that excitement and anticipation to disappointment and anxiety.  These issues are in the front of my mind as I begin a new job with the…

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