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What is a Justice Perspective on Labor Day?

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Monday is Labor Day.  A holiday marked more by sales and the end of summer, than on its origins in labor.  A true justice perspective on Labor Day examines both the social and Biblical messages on labor. A social perspective on Labor Day Labor Day originated as a federal holiday in 1894.  The purpose was…

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What is the role of prayer in my business?

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  I spoke Wednesday at Christian Business Fellowship on the role of prayer in business.  The presentation arose from a discussion among business leaders.  Many lived in the divided world of choice A , others wrestled with the amount of overlap in choice B.  I said the answer was C.  Prayer is not part of…

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Why DCFS Failed AJ and What You Can Do About It!

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by Nancy Allen, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, Gospel Justice Initiative My hometown of Crystal Lake recently experienced one of the worst injustices of all—the abuse that led to the death of an innocent child. Crystal Lake recently ranked 10th in the U.S. as one of the “Best Small Cities in the Country” based on quality…

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What does it mean to be Crazy Enough to Care?

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I was blessed to get out of the Chicago cold on vacation recently.  While traveling, I read “Crazy Enough to Care” by my friend, Alvin Bibbs.  Alvin provides excellent insights into what it means to be crazy enough to care. Begin with Compassion Alvin’s book is not meant to be read as a book.  The…

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3 startling insights that will make you rethink the Good Samaritan

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Last Sunday I spoke at Ebenezer Christian Reform Church in Berwyn, a neighborhood of Chicago.  I shared 3 startling insights that will make you rethink the Good Samaritan.  The insights prompted my writing the book Gospel Justice. Startling Insight #1:  The Good Samaritan is about the Gospel I grew up in Sunday School.  I’m so…

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3 Ways to do Justice not Jails!

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This week is locked in solidarity week created by our friends at Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) to shine a light on mass incarceration.  Many justice challenges are big, but there are three practical ways you can be involved in promoting justice, not jails. First, do justice not jails through custom notifications Custom notifications are…

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3 ways to Administer TRUE Justice in 2019

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As we enter 2019 we have new opportunity to advance God’s Kingdom of justice and righteousness.  Here are 3 ways to administer TRUE justice in the year ahead. 1.  Find the truth I encourage you to read Isaiah 59.  Isaiah was a prophet and the chapter is a blog post for today.  Isaiah relays the…

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How to Give the Joy of Justice this Christmas

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Merry Christmas!  Daniel, Helen, myself and Joseph wish you all the best as you celebrate with friends and family.  Count your blessings.  There are many who suffer greatly at this time of year.  Would you consider joining our family as we support those who are less fortunate?  Here’s how. 1.  Be extravagantly generous Most of…

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Give now before you forget!

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Tuesday is #Giving Tuesday.  Why wait?  Give now before you forget. Give now Some ideas are worth continuing.  In 2012, the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation came together and created a day to tap into the generosity of the American spirit.  And Giving Tuesday began. Six years later tens of thousands of…

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