Groundings: Reflections

Fishing for Solutions to the Climate Crisis

Fishing for Solutions to the Climate Crisis

By Lois Mitchell on November 16th, 2016

From the Catalyst, Winter 2016

If you were to sit down with a group of fishermen or farmers anywhere in the world and ask them about climate change, it might surprise you to hear the things they could tell you.

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Be Encouraged to Address Poverty

From The Catalyst, Summer 2016
By Meghan Mast

“Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all,” reads Proverbs 22:2. This passage is a convicting reminder that none of us is above another. We are all equal in the eyes of our creator.

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Faith Rooted in Migration Stories

From The Catalyst, Spring 2016
by Naomi Kabugi

The spirit of migration permeates, and to a large extent defines,the biblical narrative. This theme is found in Genesis, the Psalms, and Revelation.

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Groundings: An Advent Call to Listen in the Face of Fear

From The Catalyst Winter 2015

by Dena Nicolai

The longing of Advent and the celebration of Christmas this year must also involve preparing for the arrival of thousands of Syrian refugees. In the midst of these preparations, God’s word in 1 John 4:18 continues to exhort us, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear.”

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Groundings: Reflections from Justice Tour 2015

From The Catalyst, Summer 2015

I wish everyone could have had the opportunity to visit those eight cities, participate in the 15 events, and meet with the hundreds of Christians and people of goodwill that came out to these events. I wish you all could have heard the creative ministry and passionate advocacy that is being done all across the country.

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Of Pigsties, Stewardship, and the Flourishing of Creation

Groundings: Of Pigsties, Stewardship, and the Flourishing of Creation

From The Catalyst Spring 2015

At a recent meeting of CPJ’s Board of Directors, an agenda item proposed changing one word in our mission statement. After a spirited discussion, we voted unanimously to replace “stewardship” with “the flourishing of creation.” Despite the word change, the fertile biblical concept of stewardship remains a core element in CPJ’s vision and mission. Thus, the fascinating, somewhat comical, history of the word “steward” is rich and worthy of brief reflection by CPJ’s community.

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The Advent of Justice

The Advent of Justice… Again

From The Catalyst Winter 2014

Advent is cheapened by the secular sentimentality of Christmas. The Advent of Justice is a book of meditations that leads readers into a costly time of waiting and longing.

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Jesus’ Values Revolution

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2014 edition of the Catalyst.
by David Pfrimmer

Last year, Pope Francis released his apostolic exhortation, “Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel).” In discussing the Roman Catholic Church’s renewed sense of mission, Pope Francis highlighted “the structural causes of inequality” and reaffirmed the social teaching of the churches: “No to the economy of exclusion. No to the new idolatry of money. No to a financial system that rules rather than serves. No to inequality, which spawns violence.”

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Abraham: from alien to citizen

In responding to God’s call, Abraham must become a life-long stranger.

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