by Lance Cashion
“Whenever the status quo is threatened by an outsider, the insiders fight back. If you are doing things right – if you are upsetting the status quo – you will be criticized … They will call you names, denigrate, and put up barriers.”
– Seth Godin –
posts from the revolution
Restorative Justice is a distinctly biblical vision of (impartial) justice that seeks to uphold what is righteous and good, contribute what is missing, stop what is sinful and restore what is broken. It reflects the Christian belief in the God-given dignity, value, and potential of every human being.
My broader mission is to help my fellow Christians develop a “distinctly Christian vision for life, culture, relationships and service.” In today’s post, I’m going to focus on service and what that means.
If Christ did not accept the rod for our sin, there would be no hope. All would be darkness and chaos. But he did, and the grace of God poured forth from His wounds to redeem and restore that which was lost.
Biblical Reconciliation is primarily a vertical process and relationship between an individual and God mediated through Jesus Christ. All authentic and redeeming qualities of reconciliation flow from this vertical relationship with God as the source. There is NO other source of reconciliation.
Virtue Signaling is the secular world’s version of repentance. Everyone with a social media account is expected, pressured or coerced to enage in virtue signaling. Can the Bible shape our response?
Where does the ‘Justice Impulse’ come from? We’ve all experienced some form of injustice in life or at least witnessed it. Something from deep within cries out, “That is wrong!”
Will you allow the culture to define who you are as a man?
“When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind.”
– C.S. Lewis –
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