Biblical Teaching

  • Biblical justice is a celebration of discipline

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    The Just Life is very much an approach to justice issues through spiritual development and self-giving discipleship — viewing a truly “just life” as the ultimate expression of a Christian’s engagement with the world we find ourselves in. Studying the spiritual disciplines is a great …

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  • Gary Haugen on Justice

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    God has a passion for the world and a passion for justice. According to the Bible, injustice is the abuse of power that allows the strong to take from the weak the good things that God intended for all human beings. God calls us to …

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  • Remember, it’s a systems thing.

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    Revisit the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10 25-37) as a justice text. There are more players in this admonition than just the unwitting victim, the cause of the situation in the robber, and the compassionate acts of a stranger. There is also the …

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  • Dikaiosune: and justice

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    Did you know that the word justice does not appear in some translations of the New Testament? That could be a bit disconcerting for those who understand biblical social justice to be central to Christianity. The reality is that God’s heart for Justice is so …

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  • Social Justice as the “new monasticism?” NO!

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    For a while now I’ve kept this article from Christianity Today on file as an example of Christians engaged in the community development level of social justice (for better and for worse) and who exhibit the high discipleship required to live for justice. These Christian …

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  • “Dreadful it is to fall into the hands of the living God”

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    Someone recently commented: “Incarnate Integration & Investment,” isn’t that the way Jesus did it? Is the example He set that hard to see?” and it made me think of this quote by the great Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855): “The matter is quite simple. The …

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  • What is the Christian Ideal?

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    “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.” ~ G.K. Chesterton. More to come on these questions!

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He has shown you what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. ~Micah 6:8