Justice

len on January 28th, 2016

Integral mission or holistic transformation is the proclamation and demonstration of the gospel. It is not simply that evangelism and social involvement are to be done alongside each other. Rather, in integral mission our proclamation has social consequences as we call people to love and repentance in all areas of life. And our social involvement […]

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len on April 29th, 2015

Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? What do justice and the good news of reconciliation mean for Canada’s indigenous peoples? What role does the church have in […]

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len on April 25th, 2015

From Tierra del Fuego to Ungava Bay the history of betrayal continues to today the spirit of Almighty Voice, the ghost of Anna Mae call like thunder from the mountains — you can hear them say it’s a stolen land Apartheid in Arizona, slaughter in Brazil if bullets don’t get good PR there’s other ways […]

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len on February 18th, 2015

I had the strongest inclination to make pancakes for lunch yesterday — but didn’t get to it. Only later did I find out it was Shrove Tuesday, which means today is Ash Wednesday. (The idea of ‘ashes to go’ is kind of appealing!) Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, and the beginning, for […]

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len on February 9th, 2015

“History is [now] found materialized in varying spatial arrangements; history becomes a matter of how space comes to be organized. Space, in short, is now understood both as the product of social processes and as an influence upon them. Capitalism, for example, is not simply temporalizing — always revolutionizing the production process, dooming to obsolescence, […]

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len on December 5th, 2014

John Ralston Saul argues in “The Comeback” that Canada’s government is colonial and Eurocentric — racist, actually. But the majority of Canada’s people are not. I wish this was less obvious. Saul also argues that this experiment in pluralism and cooperation we call Canada would never have been possible without the generosity and humility in […]

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len on September 26th, 2014

The photo isn’t mine, though I took one on Robben island today – I didn’t bring the cable necessary to get it off my small SONY camera. I have tried to capture the paradox that something is still guarded on the island – but it isn’t men. And something beautiful is still being born there, […]

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len on September 2nd, 2014

Everybody knows the deal is rotten, Old black Joe’s still pickin cotton For your ribbons and bows.. Everybody knows that the dice are loaded Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed Everybody knows that the war is over Everybody knows the good guys lost Everybody knows the fight was fixed The poor stay poor, the rich […]

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len on July 29th, 2014

“The church growth movement’s captivity to Western, white culture yields an expression of underlying racism. Under the guise of doing what is best for evangelistic efforts, racial segregation could be justified for the sake of church growth. Couched as a church growth principle, the homogenous unit principle yields a segregation that furthers racial conflict and […]

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len on July 8th, 2014

“Ms. Paglia argues that the softening of modern American society begins as early as kindergarten. “Primary-school education is a crock, basically. It’s oppressive to anyone with physical energy, especially guys,” she says, pointing to the most obvious example: the way many schools have cut recess. “They’re making a toxic environment for boys. Primary education does […]

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