The Good Samaritan is Not-So-Good about Justice

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In high school I took a semester of Economics (almost went down that career path too–I loved the “systems theory” part of that class and obviously I continue to use systems theory today). In the class, we studied some social issues from economic perspectives, using our principles learned in real-world applications. I’ll never forget the […]

The Goal of Slacktivism is Community not Change

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If you logged into your Facebook or Twitter in the past 24 hours, you might have noticed a lot of red. In response to DOMA and Proposition 8 being argued in front of the Supreme Court, folks online are turning their profile pictures and cover photos red in support of both those laws being overturned. […]

Wave of #UMC Social Justice startups on the horizon

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Young Adults lead the church through Spark12I cannot tell you how excited I got when I opened my feed reader this morning and saw the writeup on a young adult-led initiative in the United Methodist Church. At first I was excited that I’m friends with 3/4 of the leadership team…and then when I saw what […]

Why Save Lives? They’ll just go hungry

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Teleological Ethics [mission.hack]My pastor in high school was Rev. David Stephenson, who is now a Reverse Missionary to Bolivia. On one of his many trips to the region, he sat next to someone who had the following conversation: I sat next to a guy on the airplane on the way down here yesterday, and he […]

Ministry WITH the Poor

General Board of Global Ministries videoThis is a great video from the GBGM taking to heart the issues surrounding poverty (in all its forms). Check it out: Website: Ministrywith.org | HD version of the video: Youtube.com