Refuse to do Nothing: Sex for Money

Chapter 8: Sex for Money

Women and children are more susceptible to the crime of sex trafficking than men. That reason alone is why it is so important that we engage men in the fight against human trafficking.

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What is Biblical Justice?

We are nearing the end of the second month in our four month biblical justice series, and as I look forward to this weekend’s Justice Conference, I feel it’s important to remind ourselves what we are talking about when we say, “Biblical justice.”

Paul Metzger photoPaul Louis Metzger was one of the first guest writers for the series, and he answered the question, “What’s the big deal about justice?” I think many would ask that question when considering the Justice Conference, so today, let’s answer the basic question, “What is biblical justice?”

Fortunately, Paul Louis Metzger has also answered that question for us in an article written for the Leadership Journal:

Biblical justice involves making individuals, communities, and the cosmos whole, by upholding both goodness and impartiality… Justice flows from God’s heart and character. As true and good, God seeks to make the object of his holy love whole. This is what motivates God throughout the Old and New Testaments in his judgments on sin and injustice. These judgments are both individual and corporate in scope.

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The #LocustEffect: Stop the Violence Against the Poor

For the past couple weeks, I have been referencing Gary Haugen’s new book, The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence. Gary Haugen is the president of the International Justice Mission (IJM). “IJM is an international human rights agency that supports the world’s largest corps of local, indigenous advocates providing direct service to impoverished victims of violent abuse and oppressions in the developing world (xii).” The introduction and first few chapters of the book stopped me in my tracks. Gary eloquently tells stories of injustices that daily go unpunished in the undeveloped world and I struggled trying to put myself in those circumstances. What would it be like for me to constantly live in a state of fear? What would it be like for me, as a mother, to feel absolutely helpless in providing the protection that my daughter needs?

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