“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” John 1:14
This years university passage in John 1 is the starting place for Justice Week 2011. Next week starts Justice Week, a week of intentional conversations that highlights the interconnection of faith and justice. This years theme, “The Word became Flesh”, emphasizes the need to embody to good news of God’s love for others in daily life. Focused on the incarnation of Jesus, Justice Week will highlight complex issues and the challenge of following the life and teachings of Jesus.
Check out the full CALENDAR OF EVENTS on the APU Calendar throughout next week. The week will include four chapels from great speakers including Efrem Smith, Wess Stafford, Lisa Thompson, and Woody Morwood. A panel discussion on the “Theology of justice” will begin the week on Monday, followed by a compelling film screening of “Kiss My Wheels”. Tuesday will offer a chance to hear from Dr. Matt Browning about the connection of evangelism and justice, with an evening benefit concert for Themba International. On Friday, you will have the opportunity to visit with local leaders and organizations making a difference in Pasadena through a day-trip hosted by Professor Paul Hertig. Friday evening, the Just Expressions Coffee House will highlight the creative talents of students.
On Monday-Wednesday, take the time to donate blood through Blood for Missions. For each blood donation, $20 will go to support “Tiny Hands” and their work in stopping sex trafficking. Justice Week 2011 concludes on Saturday with Gospel Sing, hosted by Multi-Ethnic Programs.
I pray that Justice Week 2011 will be enriching, challenging, and encouraging to each person that takes the time to invest and consider what it says in Micah 6:8, to “act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God”
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