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Together, Mosaic is seeking an every-day justice that’s rooted in God’s character, revealed in scripture and the person of Jesus, and discerned with the help of the Holy Spirit.

 

Winter and Spring 2019


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Word of the Year, 2018

“The concept of justice was at the center of many of our national debates in the past year: racial justice, social justice, criminal justice, economic justice. In any conversation about these topics, the question of just what exactly we mean when we use the term justice is relevant, and part of the discussion.”

Merriam-Webster’s Words of the Year 2018


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Sermon Series

Sunday sermons explore how the English word justice, and the concepts it signifies, are central to God's character and humankind's purpose.

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Study Groups

Artisan Church is coordinating a study of Rethinking Incarceration, exploring Christianity's role in mass incarceration and ways we can help heal that broken system.

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Reading

Books and resources that have been quoted or utilized in the course of our learning, written by a diverse set of experts and leaders.

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Music and Prayer

Music and devotional guides designed to help you integrate justice into your personal devotional life, especially during the Lenten season (March 6 to Palm Sunday).


A big series in six parts…

Part 1. Justice is…

We begin by exploring the definition of justice, as well as our own assumptions about what it is and why it matters. “Justice” is an English word, but it comprises three thoroughly biblical concepts: power, authority, and rightness.


Part 2. Creation

Our just God would not declare creation “very good” if it was anything less than right “in all its vast array.” So we explore the creation story’s vision of a just world, and we consider how it both affirms and challenges our notions and experiences of “rightness.”


Part 3. Fall

God may have declared creation very good, charging humans to fill, subdue, and rule the earth. But humans, using this power and authority unjustly, judge their creator to be less-than-good. “Rightness” is broken, opening the door for suffering and death.


Part 4. Exile

Banished from Eden, the human experience is newly infused with compounding evils and suffering. The original exile sets a pattern that repeats through the generations of the biblical narrative. And its echoes can surely be heard in our own stories.


Part 5. All is Not Lost

When injustice proliferates, so does suffering. And yet God remains both present and just. He calls his creation to remember itself. And he demonstrates a redemptive justice that reveals a deeper truth about his character: it is love.


Part 6. Reconciliation

When rightness was violated in the fall, the first things that broke were relationships—there was new distance between humans and God and within the human family. God’s response: to move toward us and to call us closer.

 

Reading and Resources