(Here is an excellent podcast with Thaddeus Williams and one of contributors, Monique Duson, on Babylon Bee)

We are looking at Part Two Pg. 39-73 for April 28

There is talk of social justice everywhere. There is a certain interpretation of what the term “social justice” means. The government, educational institutions, corporate leaders, entertainment industry, almost all mainstream media, and many Christian denominations and churches all have a similar narrative on social justice. But is this a biblical narrative? Or is it something else?

We will spend Monday Nights@ 6 PM PT exploring what does the Bible say about justice and what is God calling me to do about it?

We will be using the book Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth: 12 Questions Christians Should Ask About Social Justice by Thaddeus J. Williams.

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From Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth…

Biblical Truths:

  1. God does not suggest, He commands that we do justice.
  2. Doing justice brings a brightness and blessing to our lives.
  3. Defending the cause of the poor and the needy is what it means to know God.
  4. Apathy toward the oppressed can hinder our prayers and sever our connection with God.

“Seek justice” is a clarion call of Scripture, and those who plug their ears to that call are simply not living by the Book. But the Bible’s call to seek justice is not a call to superficial, knee-jerk activism. We aren’t commanded to merely execute justice but to “truly execute justice.” That presupposes there are untrue ways to execute justice, ways of trying to make the world a better place that aren’t in sync with reality and end up unleashing more havoc in the universe. The God who commands us to seek justice is the same God who commands us to “test everything” and “hold fast to what is good.” – Thaddeus Wiliams

Join the study and discussion on this important topic each Wednesday Night@ 6 PM PT. This is a Zoom Study led by Pastor Dana@

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We continue to critique the guiding principles of “woke” culture…

Tonight: What does the Bible say about Race and racism and what are some Christian responses?

Tonight@ 6 PM PT

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2 Timothy 4:2-3

Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.

For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths.

Critical Thinking on Critical Social Justice Theory

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How to Address Real Issues with Reality

  • Does it seem to you that our world has turned upside down?
  • Does it seem new words for things are constantly showing up and the definitions of words that have been around for awhile are changing, too?
  • When you hear phrases like, “white supremacy” and “gender fluidity” are you confused?
  • If you answer “Yes” to any of the above, do we have a class for you-

Monday Night@ 6 PM PT

We will examine Critical Social Justice Theory through the lens of Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity- and Why This Harms EverybodyThis is not a book study per say, but this will be the main text.

We will not only consider the real dangers of Critical Theory, but will also consider alternative approaches to help address some very real social problems we face in our society.  Biblical foundations and brain research informed by the teachings of Dallas Willard and Jim Wilder will also guide our learning together.

We begin Monday, September 21@ 6 PM PT

Class participation is by registration only

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Do you want to experience more of God’s love?

Do you want to be a more loving person?

Do you want to know how you can make progress being more caring to those people who bug you the most?

We explore how the central biblical themes of love and joy are also wired into our brains.

What does this mean for us as we are living our eternal life now?

 

Joy…

“Sticky” Love…

Identity…

Character-building…

Come and explore!

Dana Hanson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Be Your Best True Self: Wired for Transformation

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Session One Notes

Session Two Notes

Session Three Notes

All right, here’s the thing…

Amongst other skills and positive experiences in my life, I am a solid professional researcher. Yes, that is a key part of what I “do for a living”. I have spent over 50 years analyzing evidence on a variety of key topics of life. I already have strong expertise in digging into information wherever it may be discovered, and drawing appropriate conclusions for the actions I will take, as a result. If you are actually acquainted with me, or you know my work, you already know this.

So, you see, indoctrination will not be be welcome or effective with me. Nothing you will say to me will sway my viewpoint one way or another, unless you can logically express your position and show you understand thoroughly the specific positions of people with whom you tend to disagree. You must be able to articulate their position honestly, in a way they will affirm that, yes, you have given an accurate description of their viewpoint. Then, and only then, will I join you in continuing our quest for truth together.

You will not be able to use tactics like toxic shaming, virtue signaling, mind reading or manipulation, as I am God’s son, worthy of love and respect, and God is using me to transform the world.

O, and did I mention 50 years?

Now, if we are are already acquainted and in an ongoing relationship, using “healthy” shame and calling me back to be my best, true self is certainly appropriate.

I can discover errors in my thinking with appropriate evidence, and I have done this several times in my adult life. But, I am going to hold you to lofty standards of integrity and reasonability in that process.

I do adhere to Jordan Peterson’s Rule # 9 in “12 Rules for Life”, “Assume the person you are listening to knows something you don’t”…

Just be clear, it needs to be something that will benefit me and you to be our best, true selves together. Anything else is taking time and energy away from my joining God to rescue and restore the world and live out his ways.

Thank you for taking the time to consider what I have written.