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Biblical justice and a fair wage

What is just according to the Bible and can it be used to determine what are fair wages

Steve Schlichter 0 1493 Article rating: No rating

The Bible has a lot to say about justice as it relates to wealth and poverty. The Christian cannot escape the fact that God is concerned about the poor, the oppressed, and those that cannot defend themselves. As Christians, God's concerns are our concern. The Bible not only provides us motivation but also provides us with principles and guidelines.

Censorship and the Christians

Is free speech a nicety that we stumbled on or does it derive from biblical principles

Steve Schlichter 0 1585 Article rating: 5.0

Western society historically values the freedom of speech. The 1st ammendment is an expression of the innate right that humans have right to voice their values. Does this right derive from a biblical perspective or is it something that we arrived at thru other means.

We all value freedom of speech but where does it come from?

Steve Schlichter will be arguing that the freedom of speech is derived from man's delegation of the image of God and from biblical principles. He is an evangelical Christian and has 5 children with his wife, Jenni. As a libertarian, he seeks to demonstrate how the cause of liberty is consistent and necessary in a Christian worldview.

Gregory Richardson will take the position that while good, freedom of speech is not a Biblical principle per se.  Greg is also an evangelical Christian for over 40 years, he is happily married with 3 "children."  While a passionate lover of politics, he believes none of the 3 leading parties accurately encompass the Christian belief system. 

https://zoom.us/j/92716378185?pwd=UXVReWxISE5GUEQ2bVFTdVdYMXhzdz09

 

 

 

Is social justice biblical justice?

Two different perspectives on the nature of biblical justice and the social justice movement

Steve Schlichter 0 1139 Article rating: 5.0

zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/98355936800?pwd=UWt6b0pTZ3R4U212cUJ0OFdLUUlYUT09

Social justice entails a philosophical theory that asserts dimensions to justice that impact politics, economics, civil and criminal law, and even theology. What does the Bible have to say about the precepts of the social justice movement.

Please join us for a great discussion by clicking the register button below. The event is free and a zoom link will be sent to registered attendees on the day of the event. We have 2 separate views to consider.

Matthew Jackson is 34 years old, he is a native of Fort Worth Texas, he currently resides in Hot Springs Arkansas and is working on two Masters degrees at Liberty University and Trinity College of the Bible & Theological Seminary while also working with At-Risk Youth. You can find his content on youtube at the Urban Christian Institute.

Mike Moses is the Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Administration at Harvest Bible Church in Westland, MI. He has an MDiv. & ThM from Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. He lives in Michigan with his wife,two young sons with a 3rd on the way. Mike will be taking the position that social justice, as commonly practiced in our culture is not biblical. You can check out some examples of his published work on topics like intersectionality and transgenderism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logical errors that influence our ability to discern the truth

How everyday commonplace errors and fallacies distort our ability to get closer to truth

Steve Schlichter 0 672 Article rating: 5.0

Instead of a debate, we are going to discuss beliefs and how we justify them. What makes a belief that we hold a justified true belief? This is a useful exercise; not only in debates, but politics, and everyday life. Beliefs we hold can vary and be a cause for disagreement but the tools we use and arguments we employ to justify those beliefs are objectively valid or fallacious and the methods used for drawing closer to truth should be areas that we all agree on.

So, this discussion is not about what we believe but how we arrive at conclusions and the errors that we make in getting there. Part of the discussion will entail Greg Richardson, Chris Samuels, and Scott Cherry spending some time on a specific fallacy that they encounter and how to recognize it.

 

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