peace

Christmas is rapidly approaching.  There are gifts to buy and cookies to bake and gifts to buy and presents to wrap and gifts to buy and cards to send.  Just thinking about it makes one dizzy.  All I want for Christmas is peace.  How about you? The Challenge of Christmas I was giving the invocation…

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GRACIE MURPHREE, JUSTICE CHAMPION Justice Champion Robin Gracie Travis-Murphree was asked so often how she survived the trials of her life that her answer, “By the grace of God”, led to the name by which she is now known: Gracie. The Lord confirmed this change through 1 Corinthians 15:10 and 1 Timothy 1:12. Gracie will tell you…

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What one thing can you do to find peace in injustice?  Important question.  I conducted an informal poll over social media and received responses ranging from trust, forgiveness, advocacy, or righteous anger to revenge. Is peace even possible? Mass shootings, a cascade of sexual misconduct allegations, attacks on people of color, an opiod epidemic and…

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do something about injustice

Want to be equipped to do something about injustice?  You’re passionate about the injustice you see.  You know God seeks restoration and shalom, but how can you be part of His work?  How can you help alleviate fear and provide practical direction in the face of injustice? Introducing Restore 117, the building justice communities conference.…

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How can we advance peace and justice in a world torn apart?  The Republicans opened their convention on Monday to the theme, “Making America Safe Again”.  Over the past two weeks 2 black men, 8 police officers, 80 pedestrians in France, and hundreds in a Turkish coup were killed.  Nearly a daily barrage of no…

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by Crystal Easom This is another installment from Crystal, our intern and a senior at Moody Bible Institute majoring in Biblical languages.  Crystal hopes to attend law school after graduation. America is notorious for being sue-happy. This plague is ever evidenced by verbiage warning the sleepy commuter that hot coffee is, indeed, hot and by…

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This week the United Nations finalized sustainable development goals to end global poverty by 2030.  The 17 goals for accomplishing this objective go into effect in January 2016. All the goals are important.  But I appreciate the international recognition that access to justice is essential to ending poverty.  Access to justice enables and empowers people…

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On May 8, 2014, my dear friend and the co-founder of Gospel Justice Initiative, John D. Robb, lost his wife Peggy after 68 years of marriage.  Peggy was a demur figure next to John’s towering stature.  She was gentle, artistic and the peacemaker to John’s strong, strident, trial lawyer.  They were a perfect pair –…

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