Using Your Influence to Impact the Crowd

January 13, 2015By Alexia SalvatierraBible Verses No Comments

“Until all of us come… to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.” -Ephesians 4:13 To attain the maturity of Christ, we have to go to “whole gospel discipleship.”  How do we practice “whole gospel discipleship?” In Matthew 9:35-36, Jesus looked at the crowds and had compassion on them. The word “compassion” … Read More

Pray for Our Leaders

Pray for Our Leaders

January 6, 2015By Alexia SalvatierraBible Verses 9 Comments

We believe in prayer. When we love someone who is sick, most of us pray for that person frequently if not continually. We trust that God will respond to our prayers. However, our response to Paul’s injunction to Timothy (1 Timothy 2:1-4) to “pray for our leaders” does not often inspire the same level of passion and fervency. Why? Perhaps some of us have difficulty believing…

Seeking Biblical Justice

Seeking Biblical Justice

January 1, 2015By Amanda MootzBible Verses 2 Comments

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. -Martin Luther King, Jr. In January, as we commemorate the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr., we begin a new series on biblical justice and advocacy – to help us stay grounded in why we do what we do as advocates. You can look forward … Read More

To D.C. and Back

To D.C. and Back

May 14, 2014By Guest AuthorAdvocate Stories, Clean Water No Comments

By Dave Erickson “Do you mean, like filtered water?” That question came from the bank teller standing in front of me a few days ago. She had asked me if I’d traveled anywhere recently. I told her my wife and I had attended a clean water conference in Washington D.C. I knew she was thinking … Read More

Yes, Your Voice Matters

July 11, 2013By Lisa BosLearn About Advocacy 3 Comments

I just celebrated the start of my 17th year in Washington, D.C. Coming here in 1997 from a pretty small town in Michigan was a little scary, but I was a political junkie and where else do you go but D.C.? I have worked in the legislative/political world my entire career, spending years on Capitol … Read More

God and Social Justice

God and Social Justice

February 11, 2013By Guest AuthorBible Verses No Comments

By Rev. Adam Taylor Discover the roots of biblical social justice and how this motivates us, as Christians, to fight injustice. “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves … defend the rights of the poor and needy.”—Proverbs 31:8-9 (NIV). What Does “Social Justice” Really Mean? Social justice is a catch-all term that has … Read More