In a sunny living room overlooking the forest, Jim recalls addressing a parade of planning boards and councils over the decades, drawing on soil science and his own experience to make the case that this land must be stewarded.
Where justice in refugee resettlement is done, thank God and the government. Where that is not the case, pray to God and lobby the government to do better.
In mid-March, James Dekker led a spiritual retreat in Beatenberg, Switzerland, for missionaries of the Christian Reformed and Reformed Church in America. One afternoon, he had the following conversation with five missionary kids or “MKs.”
Unfortunately, in the Christian organization I used to work for, there was an assumption that everything could be handled collegially, because we were all Christians. Even I believed it. In fact, when I went to see a therapist in the midst of my woes, the therapist stunned me completely by stating bluntly that she thought the situation was unsolvable. She said my boss’s behaviour was about his need to dominate and therefore he would probably never change and the only course of action was for me to leave. To me, that solution sounded so unChristian. Surely no situation was unfixable, with enough prayer and effort and good will.Login to View
TED talks rarely touch on the topic of religion and spirituality. One rare instance was the recent talk delivered by Pope Francis last month on the topic of humanity, technology and our shared future.