Often people talk about restorative justice as if it's a better alternative to retributive justice. What they get wrong is that restorative justice means nothing if there hasn't been some kind of prior judgment. What is there to restore if that person's status and standing … Continue reading Retributive Justice, Restorative Justice, and the Gospel
Obstacles to the Dialogue on Racism: Defending the Guilty This is a difficult thing to understand, so I ask for some grace with this. The person who defends the guilty is not trying to protect the guilty but is trying to protect the ideal of … Continue reading Obstacles to the Dialogue on Racism: Defending the Guilty
I’M MOVING TO GHANA! Hey friends! As many of you already know, and as some of you are just now finding out, I’ll be moving to Accra, Ghana in just two short weeks. I’ve accepted a position as the High School Bible Teacher and Chaplain … Continue reading I’m Moving to Ghana!
Some Background Info. My church has been studying Ephesians together for a few months now, in both sermons and smaller classes. The book of Ephesians is an epistle-that is a letter- found in the New Testament. It is often attributed to Paul the Apostle as … Continue reading Faith and Musical Gifts
Risk Risk, not the game but the concept which describes uncertain outcomes and probabilities. Risk is one of those things which most humans naturally try to minimize the effect of in their everyday lives. That is, until they get a hankering to be thrilled by … Continue reading Risk