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Posted: August 30, 2019

I’ve been procrastinating on writing this blog, hoping that some inspiration would hit me and I would punch out a message that would lift you up and fuel your desire to care for God’s world and its’ people. Usually it comes. 

Posted: August 28, 2019

Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth. - Psalm 54:2

Posted: August 26, 2019

A few years ago I joined some members of my church to think together about mass incarceration. One of the participants in our group was a returning citizen, a man who had served time and was trying to re-establish himself in the community.

Posted: August 23, 2019

"He put another parable before them, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plant

Posted: August 21, 2019

Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long. Psalm 25:5 

Posted: August 16, 2019

We received this letter from Pastor Samuel Lopez in Ciudad Juarez and Pastor Angel Lopez in West Michigan about their ministry to asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Posted: August 14, 2019

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. - Ephesians 2:10

Posted: August 12, 2019

This article is the third installment of our climate justice series.  Read the other articles here.  

Posted: August 9, 2019

Recently, a gal named Carly Pritchard sent OSJ the best kind of email.