Justice

Almighty God, who has created man in thine own image; Grant us grace fearlessly to contend against evil, and to make no peace with oppression; and, that we may reverently use our freedom, help us to employ it in the maintenance of justice among men and nations, to the glory of thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Book of Common Prayer

Articles | Books | Movies | Podcasts | Sermons | Shows


ARTICLES


BOOKS

Compassion (&) Conviction book cover

BOOK: Compassion (&) Conviction

Humans are created in the image of God. That sentence is what Christians should build their framework around for political engagement. Not a political party, not a tribe and not an ideology. Human dignity is one the major themes that flows throughout Compassion (&) Conviction.

BOOK: Just Mercy

A true story about America’s criminal justice system and how it treats people of color, the poor, the wrongly convicted, and the wrongly condemned. The material is heavy, but the author is hopeful despite his years of seeing terrible injustice.

BOOK: Prophetic Lament

Associate professor at North Park Theological Seminary (Chicago, IL) Soong-Chan Rah meticulously goes through the five chapters of Lamentations providing a theological framework for lament while simultaneously critiquing the American church . He argues that American exceptionalism and its theology of praise has pushed out the important practice of lament in the American church.


MOVIES

MOVIE: Just Mercy

A movie based on the true story told in the book, “Just Mercy.” It tells the story of lawyer Bryan Stevenson (played by Michael Jordan), who works to overturn the wrongful conviction of an African-American man named Walter McMillian (played by Jamie Foxx).


PODCASTS

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PODCAST: Action Steps To Equip The Church To Fight Racial Injustice

A call to the church to get involved in civic matters by bearing witness, preparing for action, supporting and partnering with institutions, focusing on criminal justice elections, engaging with elected officials, advocating for policy change and helping low income churches.


SERMONS


SHOWS

SHOW: Justice (The Bible Project)

Professor Tim Mackie of Western Seminary narrates a quick sub-6 minute visually appealing video detailing the origin and nuances of justice according to the Bible.

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