How do we as God’s people uphold the biblical ideal of justice in a fallen world where sin, death, violence, and abuse often make the absence of justice more noticeable than its presence? Christian leaders do have unique opportunities to demonstrate justice and impart its value to those we seek to disciple, counsel, serve, and teach. These opportunities arise throughout the tasks and venues of ministry: From the pulpit, we can preach a gracious response to those who have wronged us. In the counseling chair, we can comfort those who ask, “Why?” At our open doors, we can restore to community those who have been exiled. Out in the world, we can share the good news of God’s mercy in places of deep need.
Preaching Grace in a Culture of RevengeBy Jill Moffett Howard
On May 1, 2011, we all sat glued to our televisions or Internet news source awaiting a huge news story to break at any second. I specifically remember my husband predicting what… read more