Justice

By Scott Bessenecker

The problem with those of us who have the social privilege, the finances and the mobility to travel is that we like to impose blessings upon others. We too often rush to give people we don’t really know what we think they need from our insular, ethnocentric perspective.

By Tom Lin

If we are going to be people who put ourselves in service of Christ and His mission in the world, then we must be willing to face the reality of what Ferguson represents to our Black brothers and sisters.

By Joshua Settles

What is the place of ancestry in understanding my identity both spiritually and naturally? In Deuteronomy 6.20-21, the answer given through the ages to the children of Israel was rooted in an always accessible historical event in which the past and present collide; “We were slaves.” 

By Adam Jeske

Evangelism is much more important than working for justice. Souls are eternal. There’s no hope for change without Christ. This world is going to burn. Justice work trumps evangelism. Hungry people can’t hear the gospel. Christ fought against oppression. Evangelism is a form of cultural neocolonialism. What if it’s both? 

By Scott Bessenecker

A black teenager is shot by a white police officer. The officer is not indicted by a grand jury. He claims that the teenager was stealing, and when he confronted the boy, he appeared to go for a weapon. Eyewitnesses said the black young man had his hands in the air.

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By Tom Lin

I asked her a question as our time concluded, “If there’s one thing you tell this generation of students and young adults, what would you say?” She didn’t hesitate. “I want them to know that we need people to come here and die for Christ.”

By Scott Bessenecker

My grandmother was doing some genealogical research on her maternal ancestors. This was quite some time after her mother had passed away. When she asked for the record of births for the year...

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