It’s time we admit that they’re right. Yes, them. The people protesting the protests. The ultimate universalists. The brave warriors fighting back against the perceived danger of emphasizing the rights of one ethnicity over another. The ones chanting back at us: All! Lives! Matter!
If good theology doesn’t propel us into the world to be agents of justice, mercy, and renewal, then what’s it good for?
A few weeks ago, a small church in Montana made news as a result of its decision to part ways with the Southern Baptist Convention. This announcement came just days after MLK50, a national conference commemorating the legacy of Martin Luther King that was organized in part by one of the most prominent SBC entities, … Continue reading The Gospel Has Feet (Part 2)
As a follower of Jesus, I have been called to be an agent of justice in a battered world. And if you’re a follower of Jesus, then so have you. We’re not meant to sit around and watch as the needy are neglected and the vulnerable are exploited. We’re meant to step into the fray, … Continue reading Small Acts of Mercy
Sometimes I wonder what on earth is going on with this world. One of those times was a few evenings ago when I (finally!) got around to watching one of the most acclaimed films of 2015, Spotlight. (Hey, it’s hard to stay on top of movies when your kids just want to watch Moana for the ninety-seventh time!) … Continue reading When the Judges Go on Trial
Recently I was talking to a friend who expressed his dislike for the Christian belief that someone could theoretically carry out a life of wickedness and crime, come to faith in Jesus at the end of it, and then be forgiven for all the terrible things he had done, no questions asked. According to my … Continue reading Grace and Justice