Category human rights and value

Suggestion for myself as a parent #2

Stop trying to understand Twitter, at least for a moment.  Pray for my wife and our kids instead. Advertisements

Comments on a Virtual Life

Sometimes I find myself so stuck to email — sending people links, suggesting discussions, engaging in dialogue in a sort of virtual world — that I stop and wonder, “What in the world am I doing?”  And I’m not even meaning to.  I find it sad.  There is something about the eyes-glued-to-a-screen-while-typing environment that is very […]

Seeking “Justice For All” by Ministering to Outsiders

I delivered the sermon to both Sunday services at Christ Community Church in Tucson, Arizona earlier this month.  Approximately 1700 heard the message.  In a section describing Biblical reasons for showing respect to both the unborn and to pro-choice advocates, I said essentially this: Think about it. I can defend the unborn with such anger […]

A Tale of Two Gifts (Christmas Letter + Extras)

One woman’s tears began to fall near our poll table. The other’s fell all over the feet of an extraordinary man. Only one of the women received the care she needed. And one of our volunteers got a gift he’ll never forget. In my Christmas letter, A Tale of Two Gifts, I share these two […]

ISIS: A Reflection

I’ve been doing some thinking recently about the ISIS crisis, and specifically the plight of Christians watching their children being beheaded.  I’m expecting many pro-life groups will want to comment and “put this in perspective” and start talking numbers.  “A few kids being killed in Iraq is bad, but abortion is badder,” is essentially the […]

"Esau’s Soup" by Daniel Joseph

Note: I’m privileged to post this recent spoken word performance by Daniel Joseph along with the text (below).  Used by permission.  This is the performance I mentioned earlier this month. – Steve Wagner (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, […]

Favorites: The Mud

In May of 2010, Lizzie, a student at Focus Leadership Institute, made a remarkable decision.  While her friends decided to play Frisbee in the shadow of the Justice For All Exhibit, she decided to jump in the mud.  This newsletter tells the story. May 2010: The Mud (Will You Wait or Jump In?) (Note: This post […]