Justice in Education for All

Megan Westra

Megan Westra

I’m so thankful that Megan Westra has agreed to write about a topic in which we both care deeply about. Thanks for this contribution, Megan!:

Evangelical Christians often champion the ‘sanctity of life.’ This phrase typically refers only to abortion. Many Evangelicals argue that a culture that allows legal abortion does not truly value human life. While many Evangelicals have fought against abortion for decades, we have yet to see a movement that expands the idea of ‘sanctity of life’ to fighting for the ‘quality of life.’ If we truly believe that all life is sacred, then the logical conclusion is that once a life is born we continue to fight for that life to have equal opportunities to live up to its potential.* – Nicole Baker Fulgham

When I think about the disparities in the education system, I don’t just think about how some schools succeed and others fail, I think about the ways that our perceptions skew which schools are capable of success or failure. How the way we perceive certain students or certain neighborhoods determines whether or not we ascribe value and sacredness to their lives.

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HOT TOPIC: What the Church Needs to Know About Immigration

An Interview with Jenny Yang, Vice President of Advocacy and Policy for World Relief

Immigration was one of the hot-button issues of the last presidential election, and it continues to be a divisive issue in the halls of Washington DC today. Unfortunately, far too many Christians and evangelical churches are uneducated on this important issue or taking their “facts” from opinionated and unresearched political and media sources that do not have a holistic Christian worldview.

There is no doubt about it, immigration is a source of tension for all of us. Thankfully, World Relief has made it their mission to “empower the local Church to serve the most vulnerable” and that includes standing for displaced refugees and immigrants.

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HOT TOPIC: The Unraveling of a Christian Marriage

I am honored to introduce author/speaker and fellow Redbud writer, Elisabeth Klein Corcoran who just released her new book, Unraveling: Holding on to Your Faith through the End of a Christian Marriage. And before some people get too nervous, I affirm that Elisabeth has a high view of the marriage covenant. Unfortunately, because we as Christians remain in a fallen world where people continuously choose to sin, some marriages are forced to necessary endings. When divorce happens in the church, we need a better way of listening and supporting those who have already been grievously hurt in the process. It is why this understanding that I have interviewed Elisabeth concerning her new book and the Hot Topic of divorce.

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