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Series

We occasionally run series on Do Justice to provoke deeper discussion and learning about a topic from multiple angles or perspectives. Have a look!

 

  • The Land We Stand On

    Coming in October...

    Land is sacred. 

    As Reformed Christians who know that all of life is sacred, this shouldn’t be news to us. And yet, we’ve too often fallen for the lies of our culture. We are taught, implicitly, every day, that land is a resource to be consumed, an asset to be optimized. But we are more than consumers—we...

  • Thinking Downstream

    “The poor and needy search for water,
        but there is none;
        their tongues are parched with thirst.
    But I the Lord will answer them;
        I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.
     I will make rivers flow on barren heights,
        and springs within the valleys.” (Isaiah 41:17-18a)

     

    Throughout the biblical text, the pattern is clear. When the...

  • Israel-Palestine: The View From Here

    When it comes to the conflict in Israel-Palestine, opinions are many but facts are often thin. When we’re working with different facts, real conversation about the conflict and real contributions to positive change become difficult.

    • Who is the persecuted Church in Israel-Palestine?
    • Would Jesus be a Zionist?
    • What should North American Christians know about the situation in Israel/Palestine? What is
    • ...
  • Justice and Our Reformed Confessions

    Doing justice is an integral part of how Reformed churches understand the call of the Gospel. We’re marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this month by listening carefully to our Reformed confessions. What does the call to do justice sound like in the Belgic Confession? What does the Heidelberg Catchesim’s treatment of the Ten Commandments teach us about what it looks like to love our neighbors? What do the Canons of...

  • The Problems with Porn

    Pornography has become more easily accessible and affordable. Porn is addictive, and yet 9 in 10 boys and 6 in 10 girls are exposed to pornography before the age of 18. Often first exposure to pornography is accidental and online. Online pornography that is available today is drastically different from previous generations – both in terms of violent content and ease...

  • Advocacy Works Series

    Seeking the well-being of others before seeking our own does not come naturally to us as sinful people, but it is part of God’s calling on our lives. Doing justice is a spiritual discipline along the lines of other spiritual disciplines. Through it, God intends to shape us more closely into his image and to demonstrate his character to the world.

  • How to Stay in Conversation with “the Other Side”

    “A conversation space for justice in the Christian Reformed Church.” Do Justice seeks to encourage people to have conversations around justice. But how do we stay in dialogue with people who strongly disagree with us on an issue we are passionate about, especially when that issue affects the lives of people in very tangible ways? How do we foster conversation...

  • In 1492, Indigenous Peoples Discovered Columbus

    Injustice always begins by dehumanizing our neighbors, by refusing to see the image of God in all people. So why do we say that Columbus “discovered” the Americas, when there were already people here? When Columbus landed in North America, he carried with him a powerful weapon--the Doctrine of Christian Discovery, a declaration of the Pope that stated that non-Christian,...

  • What I Would Change about our Immigration Conversation

    So much of the conversation about immigration during this election season has not been based on facts or on the biblical value of philoxenia. There has been much talk about immigrants—and not enough listening to immigrants themselves.

  • Why I Care about Climate Change...

    God created, sustains, and cares deeply about his world, down to the humble sparrow or short-lived wildflower. So many of us share this love for the created world and are eager to obey God's command to serve and protect it (Gen. 2:15). That's why so many of us in the church are deeply concerned about the reality of climate change, and...

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