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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Should Christians be involved in doing justice?

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A disturbing trend has slipped into the church lately, spotlighted by the pandemic and the 2020 election. We have allowed justice to become political, rather than biblical. What are Christians to do? Is it possible to seek justice for our vulnerable neighbors and hold tightly to the gospel? How do we put God’s agenda for…

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Can we reconcile the Gospel with Social Justice?

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By: Kevin Drendel  Many social justice warriors believe the Church has abandoned the cause of justice. Many in the Church believe that social justice has abandoned the Gospel. Meanwhile, God’s heart is to proclaim good news to the poor. Jesus began his ministry when he read from Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Lord is on…

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Two powerful business lessons from Scrooge

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We are taking a justice look at Christmas Classics.  We’ve looked at Miracle on 34th Street and The Santa Clause.  Arguably the best known Christmas Classic is Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  Scrooge became so popular his name entered the dictionary as a mean or miserly person.  Scrooge is a story of transformation set in…

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New Book Challenges the Justice Fad

So my friend Eugene Cho’s book, Overrated, published last week.  Why would I promote someone else’s book?  Because I think we should live the golden rule, and because I think it is helpful to read what other writers are saying about justice. Eugene has something to say and he doesn’t pull any punches in saying…

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