One of the most commonly quoted biblical chapters about language is James 3, where the apostle exhorts fellow believers to watch out for the power of the tongue, which is “…a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts…no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.”
Despite our Judeo-Christian roots, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to be a serious follower of Jesus in the West today.
Adam Gustine’s vision of the church—of a people—is hospitable in posture and worship, working towards a shared vision of shalom in their community.
Whether or not we are willing to admit it, we are all reformers.
Slacktivism requires minimal effort and can often even assuage our guilt about being overly consumeristic—by being consumers—but for a good cause.
Is this an option for everyone? Dreher calls his idea “the Benedict Option”, but is it really an option for all people? Or is this available only for those with privilege?
God calls us to respond to the suffering of others just as God has responded to our own suffering.
Here I am, remembering my slavery as a confession for you. It is uncomfortable to admit. It is an act of vulnerability. In my social justice circles, it looks dirty and embarrassing and unintelligent. But if I truly care about justice, freedom, and loving my neighbor, I must start with myself. I must remember. Will you consider doing the same?