Is There A Difference Between Political Justice & Biblical Justice?

I have written about the idea of Biblical justice as a necessary response to our faith. Recently, I have been challenged by several friends about the difference between the meaning of the word “justice” as it pertains to political ideologies and its meaning as a necessary expression of the Christian life. There is a big difference. The following is an excerpt from my next project, a chapter called “Free Trade Coffee and Jesus Tattoos”, considering Jesus’...

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Are You Part of the “In-Crowd”? Religiosity & the Currency of Cool

I dropped my son off for one of his first events as a junior high student the other day. As I drove off, I was reminded of the awkwardness of that age. Do you remember your first days in junior high school? As I recall, that is when the “in-crowd” started to form. Social classes within the school were built not necessarily with material wealth, although that may have given some an advantage, but with the currency of cool (doing and saying the right things, dressing...

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