A Prayer for Advocates

December 15, 2016By Zoey WilsonBiblical Call to Advocacy No Comments

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Proverbs 31:8-9 NIV As Christians, we are called to advocate on behalf of the poor and needy, but it is not something we have to face on … Read More

Praying for our Leaders

December 14, 2016By Steve ReynoldsBiblical Call to Advocacy 3 Comments

Did you know that nearly 90 percent of the U.S. Congress are Christians?  To me, that is an astonishing statistic!  As a person of faith, when I heard this, my mind immediately began to ask the obvious questions; “How can a group of Christians be so divided?” and, “Why don’t they just pray together and … Read More

Praying for People in Poverty

December 13, 2016By Zoey WilsonBiblical Call to Advocacy 1 Comment

This is part one of our 12-part series, 12 Prayers of Christmas. Check back and join us as we pray together leading up to Christmas.  “I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor    and upholds the cause of the needy.” Psalm 140:12 NIV There are 836 million people in the world living in extreme … Read More

Bringing Hope — A Refugee Story

December 18, 2015By Guest AuthorBiblical Call to Advocacy 4 Comments

She walked for days over countless miles, her belly swollen. The baby within her gave her no peace, stirring and ready to be born. When the time came, uncertainty reigned. She was a stranger there. She wasn’t sure where she could deliver. But on that day as the first cry of her little boy pierced the air, her face broke into a smile. Her hope, her future had entered the world.

Justice as a Theological Necessity

January 22, 2015By Guest AuthorBiblical Call to Advocacy 1 Comment

By Ken Wytsma, founder of The Justice Conference I often use the phrase “Theology of Justice.” In fact, it was one of the founding ideas and goals of The Justice Conference—to discuss and promote a theological understanding of justice. But what does a “theology of justice” mean? Simply put, it means that our understanding of … Read More

Pray for Our Leaders

January 6, 2015By Alexia SalvatierraBiblical Call to Advocacy 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

January 1, 2015By Amanda MootzBiblical Call to Advocacy 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