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Letters: Pulpit Anti-Judaism

by Dick Taylor 08-04-2014
Letter to the Editors

Letter to the Editors

From the Archives: June 1979

by Dick Taylor 05-09-2014
Touching Christ

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AS CHRISTIANS, we affirm that God, whose presence fills every nook and cranny of the universe, is already at work in each of our neighborhoods. Even though we can’t see God, God is there, standing at the right hand of the needy (Psalm 109:31). God is hard at work rescuing the oppressed (Jeremiah 20:13), comforting the stranger (Exodus 22:21), pleading the cause of the poor (Proverbs 22:23), giving food to the hungry (Psalm 146:7), giving the desolate a home to dwell in (Psalm 68:6). God’s son Jesus is so totally identified with our neighbors who are ill-clothed, lonely, sick, or imprisoned, that when we minister to them we minister to him (Matthew 25:31-46).

Because the God of biblical faith acts in this way, we can say much about God’s will for our neighborhoods. As a loving parent, God cares deeply about all our neighbors, and wants all God’s children to be free from exploitation and to have what they need for their physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual well-being. God’s will is shalom for all.

Discovering Your Neighborhood's Needs

by Dick Taylor 06-01-1979
A Practical Guide for Beginning Local Ministry

Reflections on the Washington Torture Action

by Dick Taylor, by Susan Grant 06-01-1977

“How can Christians demonstrate against injustice,” Sharon asked, “but in a way that Christ would have it done?”