“The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.”
- Abraham Lincoln (via Sojourners Verse and Voice of the Day Blog)
Pursuing the concept of the common good can powerfully transform the lives and worldviews of Christians. “The common good” is the concept of what is good and best for those in society, not just the majority, but even what Jesus would consider “the least of these.” Living out the common good is practicing a faith that looks to the good of others before the good of one’s self.Read More»
I was listening to the radio this morning and happened upon a preacher that was preaching about a Christian view of government. I’m currently struggling to develop a good understanding of how a Christian should engage in politics and interact with government entities, so I decided to keep listening.
After about a minute or two, the preacher started talking about how capital punishment is a God-appointed institution. Instantly, I started feeling uncomfortable.Read More»
“But there are some things in our social system to which I am proud to be maladjusted and to which I suggest you too ought to be maladjusted. I never intend to adjust myself to the viciousness of mob-rule. I never intend to adjust myself to the evils of segregation and the crippling effects of discrimination. I neve intend to adjust myself to the tragic inequalities of an economic system that takes necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes. I never intend to become adjusted to the madness of militarism and the self-defeating method of physical violence. I call upon you to be maladjusted….
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”