Spiritual Social Justice

Last week I talked about my love for social justice and social activism. This week I offer some critique on the subject, for the way the world does social justice and the way that Jesus does social justice are grounded in very different themes. Check out this podcast episode on 1208GREENWOOD’s webpage or simply subscribe…

150,000 Years of Debt

In today’s message we look at Jesus’ parable about a man who was released from a great debt, just to go and force one of his own debtors pay him. In this parable, Jesus teaches us to forgive others whatever their debt, as many times as necessary, for God has forgiven us our incredible debt….

Fighting for Justice with Jesus

I have met the god of the conservatives and the god of the liberals and I have found neither to be Jesus. True, there are some themes on both sides that overlap with Jesus, but neither side embodies all that he stands for—and both sides are, at best, severely truncated on his teaching. And so,…

The Authority of Forgiveness

The Bible talks about forgiveness in a weird way that makes it look like a power of sorts that’s been imparted to the church, partially for evangelistic purposes. Jamin elaborates using the Scriptures. Check out this podcast episode on 1208GREENWOOD’s webpage or simply subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play.

The World Needs MLK Today

In a country filled with verbal violence and hatred, I find myself greatly missing leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., who was capable of fighting an issue that oppressed him (to the point of getting him killed) with peace and love. His words were strong and full of prophetic conviction, but his method was that…