Civic engagement is an essential component to living out one’s faith. More than one’s hands, one’s voice is the single most powerful instrument for the changes needed in our society to move toward God’s vision of peace and justice in the world.
With Charlie Hebdo we’re talking about freedom of expression, but how much is that limited at this point because you’re afraid you might use the wrong word or say the wrong thing? It’s crippling.
The Church exists partly to fulfill Christ’s mission of removing the heavy burden of inequality and social, political and economic injustice so that people can live their lives in full.
Mental Illness, Biblical Counseling, and the Role of the Church: A Conversation with Alasdair Groves
In practice, bringing counseling to the church means equipping pastors to do rich, insightful, compassionate, and just pastoral care.
Rev. Michael McBride, known simply as “Pastor Mike, ” is the Director of Urban Strategies and Lifelines to Healing Campaign for the PICO National Network.