#80 – On Social Justice by Basil the Great (My 100 Favorite Books)

Basil the Great was a Christian leader in the 300s AD.  He wrote extensively on God as Trinity, with his treatise On the Holy Spirit being influential in solidifying the Nicene doctrine of the Trinity.  But it is this little book, On Social Justice, that makes my list.  It was not a fun read, instead […]

Social Justice and Caring for the Poor in the Early Church

A while back a popular conservative commentator got all up in arms over the term “social justice”, warning his listeners to flee their church if the pastor mentioned it because it was code for communism.  He may be surprised to learn that the idea of social justice has roots as old as the Christian faith […]

Advent – Preparing for the Coming King (Day 11, Mary’s Hymn of Praise)

Day 11 – Mary Praises God – Luke 1:46-56 46 And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, 49 for the Mighty One has done great […]

Make a Difference – Give a Loan

A few months ago I read the book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.  It is probably the best book I have read all year and one of the most important books I have ever read.  This is the sort of book that will not […]