Micah Intensive Details

Doing Justice: Israel/Palestine

By erinbrockway / January 24, 2024 / Comments Off on Doing Justice: Israel/Palestine

Israel/Palestine is a sacred place to all Abrahamic faiths, considered to be “The Holy Land.” For many Christians, the tender emotions  are also mixed with concern over the ongoing tensions and conflict. What might it look like to hold God’s love, justice, mercy, peace, and hope as the lens through which we view the realities of this sacred land?

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Doing Justice: Environment

By erinbrockway / January 23, 2024 / Comments Off on Doing Justice: Environment

Pope Francis’s first encyclical, “Laudato Si,” was released June 18, 2015 and called for a global, interfaith, ecumenical movement to address climate change. It was viewed as a “blistering indictment of the human failure to care for the earth…a poignant description of the momentous choice now confronting every government, corporation, and person on the planet”…

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Doing Justice: Healthcare

By erinbrockway / January 23, 2024 / Comments Off on Doing Justice: Healthcare

In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly declared, “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age…

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Doing Justice: Mass Incarceration

By erinbrockway / January 23, 2024 / Comments Off on Doing Justice: Mass Incarceration

The current imprisonment of Americans is unprecedented in its magnitude compared to anywhere else in the world and in any other time in human history. How are Christians to respond to this complex issue? Rather than simply documenting and lamenting the inadequacies and injustices of the current criminal legal system, the purpose of this study…

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Doing Justice: Violence Against Women

By erinbrockway / January 23, 2024 / Comments Off on Doing Justice: Violence Against Women

“Violence against women is perhaps the most shameful human rights violation,” says Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, who continues, “It knows no boundaries, geographical, cultural, or economic. While it continues, we cannot say that we have really progressed towards equality, development, and peace.” In this Micah Intensive, we will begin examining attitudes…

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Doing Justice: Immigration

By erinbrockway / January 23, 2024 / Comments Off on Doing Justice: Immigration

The population of the world is literally shifting. People are being displaced and are in need of help, safety, and new beginnings. Whether due to violence, war, asylum, reuniting families, or people seeking a new life, this displacement has deep implications for the church both globally and locally, but Christians are deeply divided about how…

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Doing Justice: Racism

By erinbrockway / January 23, 2024 / Comments Off on Doing Justice: Racism

Everything about the topic of racism is contested and laden with pain. In this Micah Intensive, we will only touch the surface of the diverse perspectives and rich literature on racism and reconciliation that is available today. Together, we will explore a range of responses from Christians and try to understand the theology and values that…

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Courageous Conversation for Clergy and More

By erinbrockway / August 10, 2021 /

Dear Preachers, With August upon us, it’s that time of year to think about the new season of worship and programming that will launch in the fall. What is on your heart as you think about gathering with your church family — however that may look in the relentless march of this pandemic? Weary is the first word that…

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Addressing Anti-Asian Racism

By erinbrockway / June 10, 2021 /

Anti-Asian Racism in America and What Your Church Can Do About It
*A reflection from Micah Mobilizer, Jin Cho*

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Worship, Preaching, and Justice

By erinbrockway / April 22, 2021 /

Dear Preachers, The above art by John August Swanson has served as a visual representation of the vision of Brehm Preaching—A Lloyd John Ogilvie Initiative, where we believe that catalyzing a movement of empowered, wise preachers means committing ourselves first and foremost to answering the call of Jesus to cast our nets in whatever lake, stream,…

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