(Red)emption Results

(Red)emptionMike and his partner Robert have wrapped up their (Red)emption campaign: $7000+ dollars from more 567 donors in 10 countries Not bad for a two-month grass-roots campaign. I was certainly happy to give my $10… Canadian. It’s funny when you just ignore the excuses in your head and just do something. I felt a bit that way with the food drive we did in our neighborhood. “Stop thinking about it and just do it.”

Here’s to more kindness and justice in 2007.

The Real Mary Sunday School Class 3

Mary & Jesus 3OK, so I promised I’d answer the question, How do we pray and live out this story of physical liberation when we are not physically oppressed? This is something that’s been on my mind lately. During the Class, we wrestled with this. A few days earlier our home group/church (I’ll start talking about this soon… once I get back into a rhythm here.) went through a few passages of Scripture where the cry for liberation was also expressed, and we, too, struggled to identify with the cry. After all, we are by any sensible standard wealthy and free living in the USA. We suffer no great oppression; truth be told, we don’t suffer much of anything. So, how do we appropriate (Pardon the verb.) these passages and work them into our faith and Jesus-following? Continue reading

Justice In the Burbs

Justice in the BurbsI can’t wait. July 2007 seems to far away for this one. I just got through listening to Will and Lisa’s podcast, and I heard a lot of my own story reflected in theirs. They are in some ways about a decade ahead of us, and in others just a step or two.

If I remember correctly, Will and I somehow managed to miss each other completely at WALP last year. My loss. Hmmm… might have to find a way to get them up here to promote the book.