Last night, I was privileged to be at the premiere of The Line, a documentary film by Emmy Award-winning producer Linda Midgett and Sojourners, in partnership with World Vision, Bread for the World, Oxfam America, and the Christian Community Development Association. The ‘line’ of the title is the poverty line, which currently stands at about $23,000 […]
(Well, one of the chapters that changed my life–see also “The day God broke my heart.”) I pretty much underlined the whole chapter … A reminder, Isaiah 58:6-14: Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? […]
Reposting this beautiful piece–“Prophets of a Future Not Our Own”–in honor of Archbishop Oscar Romero, assassinated March 24, 1980. A champion for the poor, the oppressed, and the gospel. It helps now and then to step back and take a long view. The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our […]
I love Van Jones. He has a way of drawing people in to a biblical worldview (especially of caring for creation) without necessarily using biblical language. He makes things make sense. Here he talks about the poor and the planet and plastic pollution.
Stephen Colbert tells it like it is, almost crossing over from satire to sincerity in doing so: If this is gonna be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we’ve got to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are or we’ve got to acknowledge that he commanded us to love […]