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Social Justice

Biblical StudiesEssay

This is America

The time has come for our politics to die; it has become too sick and twisted to save. Our politics has become infected with privilege as the rich and famous dance on the backs of the poor. Increasingly, the poor are disproportionately sent into wars…
Jason Lief
September 28, 2018
Essay

Refusing to Pray

As I greeted members of my church following a morning service, a woman came up to me, shook my hand and thanked me for the message. She was a visitor who lived in the community a long time ago. After she finished talking about how…
Jason Lief
November 17, 2017
Biblical StudiesEssay

Power and Silence

A powerful man abusing his authority by taking advantage of a young woman. The male gaze peeping out from the window; unaware that he's watching, she merely goes about the normal task of bathing. An unsuspecting spouse, not knowing that his wife has been violated,…
Jason Lief
October 13, 2017
EssayPolitics

Conveniently Changing our Minds

I can just see it. Ten, maybe twenty, years from now, an avalanche of new books will come out. Or, maybe it will just be an edited volume, conveniently declaring how leaders in the evangelical world, how leaders in the Reformed world, have "changed their…
Jason Lief
September 29, 2017
Biblical StudiesEssayPolitics

Why Baylor Matters

Women are prominent characters in Luke's gospel.  It begins with Mary, the blessed one through whom grace and hope is born into the world; it ends with women running from the tomb, proclaiming the gospel. In between there are powerful stories that tell of Jesus' encounters with women, like the one who…
Jason Lief
June 3, 2016
Essay

Ad-Vocate

"Contrary to what people often think, the key to easing people's suffering is not in offering some insidious theodicy, but in allowing a place for people to mourn, and to meet others who know what it is to have been burned by that same black…
Jason Lief
June 19, 2015