Doing Justice & Mercy: Episode Five | A Biblical Critique of Social Justice Jonny Atkinson (communications director for the Immanuel Network) and Ryan Fullerton (lead pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church) sit down to analyze and biblically critique the pervasive concept of social justice and the worldly theories informing it.
Andrew Hall (Pastor at Community Bible Church, in Ilderton, ON) preaches from the book of Deuteronomy.
I have seen an increase in missionaries coming to the field for a fixed term. That is to say, they come to the field with a particular term length in mind. Some will come for two, four, five, or ten years. Then, they return to their home country. From my experience, this seems to be the norm now. And when we talk to Americans, they usually ask us how long we are planning on staying. I will respond with, “our plan is to die in Cameroon (hopefully later rather than sooner).”
Matt Deaver (Network Partner serving internationally) preaches from Luke 20:27-47.
Doing Justice & Mercy: Episode Four | A Biblical Definition of Justice Jonny Atkinson (communications director for the Immanuel Network) and Ryan Fullerton (lead pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church) sit down to discuss the biblical word mishpat and how it informs a biblical definition of justice.
On the last day I would rather stand with the orphans and the widows than with those this world honors. This simply seems to be the route more consistent with the heart of God as displayed in the ministry of Jesus. That may mean we end up less “effective” in the metrics of missiology. But does that really matter when the king returns? Rather, we would be wise to pay attention to how he characterizes the ministry of his true, known, followers: “As you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it unto me” (Matt 20:40).
Doing Justice & Mercy: Episode Three | A Biblical Worldview for Justice Jonny Atkinson (communications director for the Immanuel Network) and Ryan Fullerton (lead pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church) sit down to discuss the biblical worldview and how the biblical worldview impacts an understanding of “justice.”
That’s what expository preaching does. The preacher is supposed to take you to all these exotic places–parts of the Bible Christians never read–Zechariah, Nehemiah, 2 Samuel, Titus, Leviticus, and show you what to order. Once you’ve tasted it, you’re like, “Wow. This isn’t so scary. In fact, this is amazing.” And now all the sudden you’ve got this new hunger. You’re discouraged on a Friday evening, and you find yourself saying, “You know what, I could go for some 2 Samuel.”