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For Christians, pursuing racial justice and reconciliation begins with following Scripture and the voice of the Holy Spirit, asking God to give us new eyes and hearts. In this five-session Bible study, readers will learn how the early church engaged with issues of reconciliation, and how we too can commit ourselves to discipleship, prayer, community, and witness in alignment with God's call.
Number of Studies: 5
Sometimes you get tired, doing this thing we call justice. You feel burned out or disillusioned. Sometimes you just need a word from the Lord. In these daily devotions, Donna Barber offers life-giving words of renewal and hope for those engaged in the resistance to injustice. When your legs are tired from marching and your knees are bruised from kneeling, you can experience rest and healing.
Number of Studies: 40
Have you been called by God to stick out, act out, speak out? Are you ready to set aside comfort and privilege for meaning and impact? Scott Bessenecker profiles young Christians who have done just that, making radical commitments to seek justice and mercy among the poor and suffering people of the world.
Combining systematic and pastoral theology, Jon Coutts explores what it means to forgive and reconcile in the context of the Christ-confessing community. Both a constructive practical theology and a critical commentary on Barth's theology in Church Dogmatics, this work explains the place and meaning of interpersonal forgiveness in Christ's ongoing ministry of reconciliation.
Mark 13, the so-called Little Apocalypse, has puzzled readers for generations. Was Jesus speaking of the end-time return of the Son of Man or the coming destruction of Jerusalem or both? How can we know? Robert Stein, a seasoned Gospels scholar, offers an in-depth and insightful commentary on Mark chapter 13, an important and puzzling discourse of Jesus.
We're all facing disruption right now as the coronavirus and COVID-19 have radically altered our daily lives. But one thing is certain—we're coming together even as we practice social distancing, whether it's in virtual spaces, in our homes, or as a world community. Christian community is just as important now as ever, so use these tips and resources to stay hopeful while we're together at home.
Conflict resolution and peacemaking are not enough. What makes real reconciliation possible? Emmanuel Katongole and Chris Rice work from their experiences in Uganda and Mississippi to recover distinctively Christian practices that will help the church be both a sign and an agent of God's reconciling love in the fragmented world of the twenty-first century.
A call to involve action and advocacy for human rights as a part of mission.
R. Scott Rodin unpacks a theology of the abundant life, which encompasses our world, life and possessions, and appropriately begins with the very being of the Creator.
With our witness compromised, numbers down, and reputation sullied, the American church is at a critical crossroads. In order for the church to return to health, we must decenter ourselves from our American idols and be guided by global Christians and the poor, who offer hope from the margins, and the ancient church, refocusing on the kingdom, image, Word, and mission of God.