Series

The Spotlight: On Child Abuse, Civil Disobedience and Impactful Christianity


Hi Dear Readers,

I hope you enjoyed the three posts I shared with you last week!  If you missed them, you can click on the category The Spotlight, to read them all.

I really try not to repeat authours, so that I can share more from a vast number of Christian bloggers, but I love topical pieces and posts that really touch on a deep level, so I have had to share more from some of my favourite bloggers!  You can help me discover more amazing blogs by commenting or sharing a link to a great post in the comments 🙂

This week’s posts deal with deep legal, cultural and religious issues that impact our world and demand a response from the sincere among us.  Joseyphina addresses the deeply unsettling and horrific acts of child sexual abuse in reconstructed homes.  Beejay reminds us of the need to always stand for right, regardless of what is legal.  And J.S Park challenges us to consider if our Christianity is impacting the world like Jesus intended, or just making us feel comfortable and superior.

Please read and be blessed, and be kind to share and drop a comment for the authours!

1. THE FATHER VS THE STEP-CHILD: WHOSE SIDE SHOULD THE MOTHER TAKE? by Joseyphina

The Ghanaian society is typically harsh towards the young single mother. She is presumed to have been promiscuous and reckless enough to conceive a child out of wedlock. Most mothers are not open to be in-laws with a woman with a ‘born one’. Their son shouldn’t take on the responsibility for the woman’s missteps. The stigma lingers on but it begins to wear off when the woman decides to ignore the reproach and live her life according to her own terms…

Tags: #family, #step-children, #motherhood, #single mother, #child abuse, #sexual abuse

2. WHAT IS LEGAL VS WHAT IS RIGHT? by Beejay

It was a hot day, blistering hot, but my sweating had just as much with me being nervous as it did with the heat. The door I walked through creaked as I walked through and up to the counter. There was no one else in the building except the short order cook on the other side and he expressed a bit of surprise when he saw me walk up and sit down…

Tags: #civil rights, #diner, #freedom ride, #God, #history, #legal, #politics, #religion, #right, #south

3. THE CHURCH IN THE REAL WORLD by J.S Park

I get a little bummed out by churches that are only designed for insiders without considering the actualities of the real world, when every sermon and service uses an exclusive buzzword language to measure Christians by getting “wrecked” and “on fire” all the time. Really though, a lot of that talk is an agenda to recruit free volunteers for perpetuating church programs, or it’s passive-aggressive flexing by the pastor to look better than those “other Christians” down the street. That might be church business, but it ain’t God’s business…

Tags: #Christianity, #Church, #Culture, #Faith, #Life, #Ministry, #Philosophy, #Praise, #Relationships, #Religion, #Theology

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