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Together, Mosaic is seeking an every-day justice that's rooted in God's character and revealed in scripture and the person of Jesus, and discerned with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Winter and Spring 2019
“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.”

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

Artisan Church is coordinating a multi-church study of Rethinking Incarceration, which explores Christianity's role in mass incarceration and ways we can help heal that broken system. More...

A growing list of the books and resources that have been quoted or utilized in the course of our learning. Written by a diverse set of experts and leaders, they offer excellent opportunities to learn more. More...

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). More...

A big series in six chunks
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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.

January 13: Justice Is...
January 27: Justice Is Personal (Part 1)
February 3: Justice Is Revealed

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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.”

February 10: Very Good
February 17: Made "Like" God to "Rule" Like God
February 24: Not Good
March 3: Come Awake

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.

March 10: Did God Really Say?
March 17: Where Are You?

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.

March 24: Aftermath
March 31: Generations
April 7: Justice Is Personal (Part 2)

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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.

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Part 6. Right-Making

We look forward to a future in which redeemed humanity will live in a restored creation, in renewed relationship with God and each other. In the meantime, we work in the present for a world that echoes the future we hope for.

April 28: Waiting for Resurrection
May 5: Dangerous Water (Global 6K Celebration)
May 12: Reconciliation: Lost and Found
May 19: Reconciliation: Parent-Child
June 2: Reconciliation: Siblings
June 9: Right-Making 6

Reading and Resources