Tag Archives: social justice

Writings from a prison cell: on MLK Day–Letter from a Birmingham Jail

Some of the most enduring and powerful words have been penned in prison. One contemporary example: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail. An excerpt: Was not Jesus an extremist for love: “Love your enemies, bless them that … Continue reading

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The Candy Shop: A film from Street GRACE, Whitestone Pictures and 12 Stone Church to battle the abomination of child sex trafficking

Imagine the day and place where children were abducted from their homes or sold by their relatives into virtual slavery, forced into lives of daily sexual submission, feeding an industry of human chattel and the objects of carnal lust by … Continue reading

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Are Conservatives Selfish People?

A Facebook friend of mine, who is a proud member of the East coast liberal elite and works at a New York publishing house, made this comment as he commiserated with his progressive friends: “We [progressives] like institutions that help … Continue reading

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What is the role of followers of Christ in the public arena?

As we close in on an important election day it is a good time to ask this question:  What is the role of individual followers of Christ in the public arena? By this I do not mean solutions presented by … Continue reading

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As Colson, Mohler and Others Release Video Series on Social Justice (Yes, Social Justice), It’s Time for Glenn Beck to Apologize to Christians

It really is past time for Glen Beck to apologize to Christians for his equating the church’s work in social justice with Nazism and Communism. He’s not just enraging liberals; he’s become an embarrassment to conservatives. And on this point … Continue reading

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Leaders of the Evangelical Generation: John M. Perkins. Community organizer

[I am working on a project that may become a book on the most influential evangelicals leaders of our generation, since 1976, and the impact they’ve had on the church and their times. I will introduce them briefly on this … Continue reading

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12 Things We Should Expect of Christians in the Public Arena

What is the role of individual followers of Christ in the public arena? By this I do not mean solutions presented by the political parties and the governing philosophies that must guide public policies. For evangelical Christians in public life … Continue reading

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Truth About Haiti and How to Help

There is a great post on the Flourish Blog on the tragic history of Haiti and the need to help, by Joanna Pritchard, a community advocate with a research background in Haitian history and culture, and Rusty Pritchard, a natural … Continue reading

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National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

It’s National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. I watched the movie Taken over the weekend; if the fathers of victims could step up and put their lives on the lines to save their daughters… (well, if we were all ex-CIA agents, … Continue reading

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FRC Testimony to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

By Robert Schwarzwalder Senior Vice President Family Research Council November 12, 2009 Co-Chairmen McGovern and Wolf, Congressman Smith and Members of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, thank you for allowing the Family Research Council to submit testimony on China’s … Continue reading

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