Changed Hearts Change the World

“Changing the human heart and changing human society are not separate tasks, but are as interconnected as the two beams of the cross.” Henri Nouwen Social radicalism apart from faith “has been like a cut flower without nourishment, without any sanctions deeper than human courage and good intentions.” Walter Brueggemann[i] For the first three hundred …

Happy Juneteenth!

For the 3rd or 4th time I watched the great movie on the Jackie Robinson story called, “42” – his major league number. It’s both disturbing and inspiring. My two favorite lines in the movie: “We had a victory of fascism in Germany. It's time, time we had a victory over racism at home.” (Branch …

5-Minute Meditations on the Sermon on the Mount (Chapter 6 of WHAT ON EARTH? a book by Barney Wiget)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RySNTpTsArA Suggestions for Personal Reflection, Group Discussion, and Taking Action for: Chapter 6 of WHAT ON EARTH? / Changed Hearts Change the World Unpack this quote: “Jesus calls us to holiness and justice. Holiness involves dealing with the spark, the poisoned well, the root in our own hearts. Justice involves dealing with the wildfires, the raging rivers, the …

Sinners Befriending Sinners

Rahabs are untouchables who have been pushed out to the margins of society and been refused citizenship in the center with the rest and the “best” of us. Remember, it’s a “friendship” quest into which God has invited us. Neil Cole said, “The Gospel flies best on the wings of relationships.” Friendship is by definition …

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