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Living In A Coffee-Stained World

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Title: Living In A Coffee-Stained World Artwork by: YMI X Marcus…

Why I Reach Out To Prostitutes and the Marginalized

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I was trained as a social worker and worked for seven years in a government agency. I loved that my job entailed advocating for change at a systemic level and thrived at work. It also enabled me to live out my faith intentionally, which shaped the ways I interacted and worked with those around me.

3 Reasons I Welcome Refugees (And 3 Ways You Can, Too)

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Did you know nearly one in 100 people worldwide are displaced from their homes? Refugees have become so much more than an Associated Press photo in my mind and my heart. For three years, I taught students at a refugee center in Uganda.

Is Justice Worth It?

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Title: Is Justice Worth It? Description: Is seeking justice…

ODJ: justice and snacks

They say that justice is blind, but recent research suggests that justice likes to snack as well! In 2010 a team of researchers tracked the rulings of eight judges during 1,100 parole-board hearings over 10 months. Nearly 65 percent of the prisoners were granted parole during hearings held right after the judges had eaten breakfast. Over the next few hours, the chances of getting a favourable paro

ODJ: unfair

Which of these two questions causes you to squirm the most: Why do seemingly honourable people suffer? or Why do the people who do bad things prosper? I wrestle with both of them. For instance, it makes we wonder why people who strike unethical deals and cheat on their contracts seem to get away with their schemes and even prosper, while people who are seeking to live for Jesus s

ODJ: flood of justice


“God judges sin because he loathes what it does to us and to others. There is no other motive in God, nothing deeper than His love for us. He wants us to loathe sin, too—and be its executioner. If we won’t, he will!” —David Roper (Elijah: A Man Like Us)


God hates sin. He hates injustice. So when Hispeople were living unjust lives—enjoying prosperitybut showing no

ODJ: no fish story

Why is God so big on judgement? Perhaps a better question is: why is God so patient with us?

God is always ready to forgive, but He will never turn a blind eye to evil and injustice. He will bring judgement in His own good time. He couldn’t be a good God and do otherwise. —Tim Gustafson

ODJ: peace work

As we bumped slowly down the rain-ravaged, two-track ‘road’, we inched past weathered dwellings where skittish chickens dodged barefoot children. Simple fences framed gardens that sprouted low-yield corn and tomatoes. Wiry farmers prodded lumbering buffaloes as they tilled larger fields.

Suddenly a mansion, sprawling and fortress-like, loomed in the distance. It was the mayor’s h