True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality – Watch the HBO Original Documentary | HBO

Watch True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality, the original HBO documentary online at HBO.com or stream on your own device. — Read on http://www.hbo.com/video/documentaries/true-justice-bryan-stevensons-fight-for-equality/videos/full-documentary

The Death Penalty: American Law vs. Christianity

The reason Christians should oppose the death penalty is because they believe that (1) humans are Eikons of God who, because of the redemptive work of the trinitarian God in the Cross, Resurrection, and Pentecost, (2) can be restored to union with God and communion with others. Christians can oppose the death penalty because they …

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To Change the World – Greg Boyd – ReKnew

Jesus’s kind of justice (as introduced in the previous post) has more power to transform lives than any of the traditional political approaches where we try to attain power to change the government. For instance, imagine what would happen if white kingdom people chose to reverse the white dominance of American culture and, in a …

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The Parable about Hell

....First, the parable has traditionally been used by many to describe the true nature of the afterlife because the parable is from Jesus — what he describes is here is because he knows what goes on there. Bauckham’s article suggests — argues — that this parable shares important folkloric motifs from Egypt, Rome, Greece and …

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Disentangling the Gospel from Politics by Keith Giles

During Christianity’s first three hundred years Christians were not entangled with politics nor tempted to advance their cause by passing laws. Interestingly, however, there were many Roman soldiers and political officials who converted to the faith. In fact, this happened often enough that several early Christian teachers gave instructions on how to respond to this …

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Jesus’ Kind of Social Justice – Greg Boyd – ReKnew

Excellent articulation! @greg_boyd speaks in crystal, clarifying that a lack of political entanglement does not mean a lack of speaking and showing truth to power. For many, the primary way of building the kingdom is to influence politics in order to make America more Christian. Others take the opposite approach, concluding that Jesus didn’t try …

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3 Crucial Reasons Why Holding to PSA (Penal Substitution Atonement) is Legitimate

1. Only Exclusive PSA is Problematic Justice can be both restorative and retributive; these complementary aspects of authentic justice are not mutually exclusive. Rather, the two aspects belong together in order to comprise and demonstrate a well-rounded justice. Penal Substitution Atonement can harmoniously coexist with other Atonement views, such as Medical Substitution, Christus Victor, Aikido …

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Christians are NOT to Rebuke Culture

Are Christians supposed to rebuke evil in the public forum? What about Matthew 7:6? Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you. —Jesus The biblical command to “expose the unfruitful works of darkness” is within the context of …

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Forgiveness & Justice

To hope for justice is neither anger, nor bitterness. It is rather the opposite of bitterness, because to hope for justice is to expect a thing only God can hand down... to trust in God to send deliverance. And God always does send a deliverer: "I have surely seen the affliction of my people who …

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