Human beings are biased. We can’t help it. There are several things that contribute to this. Our upbringing and the information that we are taught by our environment contributes to our bias. Some cultures are based on class systems and unfortunately, it is normal in those cultures to teach people to judge others based on the classes they fall into. You may come from a culture like that. Some of you may experience bias and prejudice regularly in your daily life. People might judge you based on the country you are from or the color of your skin. Bias is but one way that sin manifests itself in the world today.
Our world is filled with calls to action. Many people seem to have the perfect idea of how to solve all the world’s problems. We are called to change for social and racial injustice. We are called to change to prevent a climate catastrophe. What many of these calls have in common is they seek to generalize the problem in order to bring the problem into the lives of everyone. These problems are something we should all care about.
Someone wants you distracted. Someone wants you divided. Someone wants you dependent. You have a choice.
Why do I think I can solve the world’s problems when I won’t even try to solve the problems in my community.
Steal Away Home tells the remarkable story of a slave, Thomas Johnson, who first heard of Charles Spurgeon when he was forced by his master to throw Mr. Spurgeon’s anti-slavery writings into a raging bonfire, created entirely of Spurgeon’s writings.
Mass shootings are one expression of evil in our society today. This evil impacts the lives of all involved. We can help fight it or contribute to it.
We live in a world that appears broken and damaged. Why is it that way and what can we do about it?