Being Green Isn’t Just Trendy, It’s Social Justice

Everything is trying to be green these days. Visit any product website, take a stroll down the aisle at your local store, or glance at an ad, and chances are, there are a bunch of things touted as environmentally friendly. Especially in San Francisco, there’s a lot of movement to reduce consumption, understand your carbon footprint, . . . → Read More: Being Green Isn’t Just Trendy, It’s Social Justice

We Shouldn’t Need the Terms “Fair Trade” and “Organic”

All the rage right now—especially in places like San Francisco—are organic and fair trade foods. Take a stroll through your local supermarket and you’ll find sections dedicated to organic fruits and vegetables, organic tea options, fair trade teas, coffees, and chocolates, organic milk, or hormone-free organic chicken. “Organic” means you’re getting healthy, wholesome foods that were . . . → Read More: We Shouldn’t Need the Terms “Fair Trade” and “Organic”

Friday’s Flip Book (9/17/2010): Teaching, Tools, and Poverty

Some links around the web for you this week that caught my eye:

Neil Cole writes and insightful piece on the role of the teacher in the church, reminding us that all teaching has to bring about a transformed life marked by obedience, and that the teacher is meant to equip and release more teachers (a la . . . → Read More: Friday’s Flip Book (9/17/2010): Teaching, Tools, and Poverty

Ten Biblical Truths about Social Justice

Last month, I was invited to speak to a group at FCBC on the topic, “Discipleship and Social Justice.” One part of what I shared were these ten truths I see in the Scriptures about social justice, so I thought I’d repeat them here (possibly to expand on them later):

Every person was created in the image . . . → Read More: Ten Biblical Truths about Social Justice

Teach a Man to Fish

M and I have been watching through some Star Trek. Inspired and reminded by watching the latest movie of the good days of my youth sitting watching Picard, Data, and the rest of the gang discover new worlds and thwart evil plans of universe domination, we’ve been going through both The Next Generation and Enterprise . . . → Read More: Teach a Man to Fish