Breath Prayer for Social Justice

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I’m not an introvert. I’m an extreme extrovert (top-of-the-charts ENFP on the Myers-Briggs) and thus I have a constant trouble with spiritual practices which are mostly geared towards contemplative extroverts. Silent prayers, quiet study, and TAG time (Time Along w/God) are helpful correctives to my tendencies but they don’t speak to my particular perspective. I struggle with […]

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 […]