Justice

We Prayerfully Value Justice: As a church, we are called to corporately and individually see justice established. We intercede for those who have no voice. We stand with the poor, the weak and the oppressed. We will not be silent in the face of injustice. We will be a place of hope.

The 2019 emphasis on Justice has been divided into for sections:

  1. A Voice in the Darkness – Is God Just?
  2. A Voice in the Wilderness – Justice in the Old Testament
  3. A Voice to the Church – Justice in the New Testament
  4. A Voice for Today – Our Responsibility

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2019 Justice PowerPoint

Articles:

The IPHC Focuses on We Prayerfully Value Justice in 2019

He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, to love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? – Micah 6:8 The International Pentecostal Holiness Church will focus on its 6th core value, We Prayerfully Value Justice, in 2019. General Superintendent Doug Beacham feels this is a timely...
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Is Your Church Open to All Kinds of People?

In Japan where I have served on the mission field for many years, it is helpful to remember the biblical declaration that says, “The last shall be first, and the first, last.” This is because the Japanese name order is the reverse of ours. When you are introduced to someone, your family name comes first...
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You Might Be Guilty of Mistreating Women Ministers If…

Ever since the Harvey Weinstein scandal shook Hollywood in 2017, the #MeToo Movement has dominated the headlines. Women who once kept silent are now talking openly about the pain of sexual abuse. As a result, more women in the church—including leaders like Beth Moore—began stepping up to address issues of abuse and gender bias in...
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Four Ways To Overcome Racial Barriers in Your Church

A few years ago I accompanied my wife and a few of our congregation’s members to the women’s conference sponsored by our local IPHC conference. The majority of the attendees were Caucasian women, with only a few Latinos and African-Americans. The leadership, music, worship and speakers were all white. We felt welcomed. There were no...
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How Africa’s Women Are Breaking Free from Abuse

In Iringa, Tanzania, where I spent a week in August, most women have never heard of the #MeToo movement. Many women there are illiterate because school isn’t considered necessary for girls. And women who can read don’t spend much time on social media following reports about famous American movie stars who were abused by Hollywood...
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Books:

Brueggermann, Walter; God, Neighbor, Empire

Brueggermann, Walter; Prayers for a Privileged People

Brueggermann, Walter; The Prophetic Imagination

Cone, James; The Cross and the Lynching Tree

Corbett, Steve and Fikkert, Brian; When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor and Yourself

Goff, Bob; Love Does

Gordon, Wayne and Perkins, John M.; Making Neighborhoods Whole: A Handbook for Christian Community Development

Haugen, Gary; Good News about Injustice: A Witness of Courage in a Hurting World

Hendericks, Obery; The Politics of Jesus

Hill, Daniel; White Awake: An Honest Look at What it Meas to be White

James, Carolyn Custice; Half the Church

Juster, Daniel; Due Process: A Plea for Biblical Justice Among God’s People

Keller, Timothy; Generous Justice

Kimbrough, Jr., S. T.; Radical Grace: Justice for the Poor and Marginalized Charles Wesleys Views for the Twenty-First Century

Loritts, Brian; A Cross-Shaped Gospel: Reconciling Heaven and Earth

Rice, Chris; Reconciling All Things

Rodriguez, Samuel; The Lamb’s Agenda: Why Jesus is Calling You to a Life of Righteousness and Justice

Soerens, Michael and Yang, Jenny; Welcoming the Stranger

Stearns, Richard; A Hole In Our Gospel

Wright, Christopher; God’s People in the Land: Family, Land and Property in the Old Testament

Wright, Christopher; Old Testament Ethics for the People of God

Wytsma, Ken; Pursuing Justice: The Call to Live and Die for Bigger Things

Zondervan; The Justice Bible