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But It’s a Sin

But It’s a Sin

This blog post is Part 6 in a 12-part blog series on Christianity and justice. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) Specifically, we have been talking about barriers that some Christians have around engaging in justice efforts. One of the biggest...
The Ship is Going Down

The Ship is Going Down

This blog post is Part 5 in a 12-part blog series on Christianity and justice. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) Christians have different views about justice. Some Christians view justice as a core aspect of their life and mission. Other...
Justice in the New Testament

Justice in the New Testament

This blog post is Part 4 in a 12-part blog series on Christianity and justice. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) In addition to the Old Testament and the life and teachings of Jesus, justice was a major focus for the early church. This focus on...
Justice and Jesus

Justice and Jesus

This blog post is Part 3 in a 12-part blog series on Christianity and justice. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) For Christians, the life and teachings of Jesus represent the high point or climax of the Bible. The life, death, and resurrection of...
Justice in the Old Testament

Justice in the Old Testament

This blog post is Part 2 in a 12-part blog series on Christianity and justice. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) In the next three posts, we will explore what the Bible has to say about justice. When considering what the Bible has to say about a...
Injustice is Everywhere

Injustice is Everywhere

This blog post is Part 1 in a 12-part blog series on Christianity and justice. At its core, justice is about fairness and equity. In a just society, people should have equal opportunity to succeed and pursue their dreams. If someone breaks a rule or does something...
Inconvenient Advocacy

Inconvenient Advocacy

I was challenged recently in a discussion with some of my students, who shared that they felt the faculty at our university were not involved enough in advocacy related to social justice. After the conversation, I spent some time thinking about my own actions...
The Power of Story to Promote Justice

The Power of Story to Promote Justice

Not too long ago, I read an interesting book called Tell Me A Story by Daniel Taylor. One of the most powerful parts of the book was when Taylor argued that it is essential to listen to the stories of others, because listening to stories is an important first step...
Why I’m NOT Boycotting Target

Why I’m NOT Boycotting Target

I got into a (relatively civil) debate the other day with a Facebook friend who posted on her blog that she was boycotting Target following their recent position on transgender individuals and the use of bathrooms. Here’s what Target said on their website: We welcome...
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