Uniform 06.28.2015: No Rest for the Greedy or the Needy

One reason that Israel was commanded to keep the Sabbath was out of a sense of empathy for those who were most tied to their labor, who were most dependent on those who were wealthier than they were.

Uniform 06.21.2015: From Ivory Beds to Homeless Shelters

These verses from Amos are a scathing commentary on the lives of the comfortable. Chances are, if you’re reading this article (or discussing it in a Bible study, etc.), you are fairly comfortable.

Uniform 06.14.2015: God Is Not Fooled

It occurred to me that we may never make much progress toward effectively addressing our social problems until we are interested in the causes as much as or more than we are in the results.

Uniform 06.07.2015: Fairness and Justice

Today marks the start of three units about God’s justice. Are you ready for the ride? As we begin, it might be helpful to define justice. What does it mean to you?

Crossroads: Amos – Praying for Others

A missionary came to our church when I was a child in the missions program. The missionary told us wonderful stories about his work for God. He told us how he had started a church from a very small group of people.