Category Archives: Social work

6 Affirmations for the Church

The six affirmations RC wrote in response to these trends are even more relevant today. Continue reading

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A night in solitary confinement

“Colorado’s Head of Department of Corrections, Rick Raemish, changed his thinking about Solitary Confinement (Ad Seg) after spending 20 hours in a cell.” Continue reading

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Questions for Church leaders

How does the average person in the church understand life-change and spiritual transformation in relation to bio-psychiatry, pharmacology and medicine? Continue reading

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Thinking more deeply about Influence

There is an urgent need for Christians to think more deeply about our calling to be agents of common grace committed to the welfare of the city of our exile.

Honor for our Creator should lead us to deep concerns about common good for His creatures.

Those who live in a representative forms of democracy have a unique opportunity to sit at the table where policies and laws are formed. Ordinary people in biblical times never had this kind of opportunity. And most people in the world today can only dream of it.

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A needed word on Christian counseling

Believers are often guilty of approaching people as one dimensional beings — as if we were only spiritual beings in need of salvation and spiritual solutions. We need more teaching in the Church on this subject because many Christians lose credibility in an area where they have far more too offer than they realize. Continue reading

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Watch your political tone

The tone of politics on the Left is becoming notably worse. Just watch MSNBC. There is no room for fair and balanced political commentary on MSNBC. They give new meaning to agenda-driven journalism. They only employ opinion journalists who fit … Continue reading

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Social Justice and the Church

We can confidently articulate a worldview that honors our Creator and Savior without verbalizing explicit references to the Bible. We can also hope for some of these truths to resonate with the general public. Continue reading

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