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Retweeted Blue Route Vineyard (@BRVChurch):
“We must not just seek justice but live justly. Justice work and just living are part of our discipleship.” Eugene Cho https://t.co/O7wwAjS63A
Vineyard Justice Network - VJN shared Real Stories's video.
TENDING CREATION: A family farm takes on Monsanto, which used predatory tactics to eliminate competition.
Andrew Perdiue Vineyard Justice is an oxymoron. You and your followers are the nastiest, most violent bullies around.
January 19, 2018 at 5:28 am
FREEING SLAVES: U.S. State Department resources for training in schools. https://t.co/3wVz91q8Z9
FREEING SLAVES: the vulnerability of Rohingya children, women, and men to be trafficked. https://t.co/zNHGv9Du04
Still remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy. “On the one hand we are called to play the… https://t.co/pRmFXyS1mX
Retweeted Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman):
Trump's tweets ended up working against the government in the DACA case -- the judge cited them in finding that it was in the public's interest to partially restore the program while litigation went forward https://t.co/eQL4H4Kn9l https://t.co/NL1Ntq3NzW
Vineyard Justice Network - VJN added 6 new photos.
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January 14, 2018 at 1:04 am
Vineyard Justice Network - VJN shared Vineyard USA's event.
SAVE THE DATE: This year, VJN is once again partnering with the Vineyard USA Diversity Conference to develop our capacity for racial and ethnic reconciliation. Stay tuned for registration and speaker details!
Vineyard Justice Network - VJN updated their cover photo.
Honored to have @vmarkwalker and Donnell Wyche join our advisory committee this year! Hear Mark Walker’s justice story, https://t.co/ylpmmXK54Z
Our new advisory members are Mark Walker, pastor of Seaside Coast Church (SC) and Donnell Wyche, pastor of Ann Arbor Vineyard (MI). We'll be introducing Donnell Wyche in a separate post!
Mark Walker Pastor to the Village and to the Vineyard in Beaufort, SC. Prepositioning and development specialist with 30 years in initiating and sustaining compassion and justice projects both nationally and in more than 30 countries abroad, and has been consultant to international NGOs and USAid groups. He has found himself to be comfortable in the uncomfortable areas and regions of conflict, to include Central America, Eastern Europe and Africa. His heart is and has been to establish influential relationships with indigenous people groups, with the goal of promoting growth and health in all areas of life. Mark brings extensive work in team and work-force development, sustainable initiatives to tie the local church to the life of global church. He likes to say - “Compassion gets you there, the Church keeps you there.” He’s “sweetie” to one, “Dad” to three and “Papa” to two. 27 broken bones, somewhere around 500 stitches, 54 countries and owns other numbers that give color to his 52 years.
Beth Wood Great news!! What a great team! Pursuing God's kingdom in a challenging context!
January 10, 2018 at 7:52 pm
Retweeted Jennifer Zimdahl Galt (@ECA_AS):
This week, in honor of @POTUS proclaiming January 2018 National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, I'd like to share the many ways @ECAatState exchange programs play a key role in helping #EndTrafficking worldwide. https://t.co/azji1veezr
FREEING SLAVES: great video resource from Shared Hope on helping to understand trafficking of U.S. teens. https://t.co/jboejG1LuO
FREEING SLAVES: HAWAII. https://t.co/HSteUZjfFT
Retweeted Global Goals (@GlobalGoalsUN):
Investing in small farms is an effective way to ⬆️ food security and nutrition for the poorest AND provide food production for local and global markets. 🍎🥪🍚🍳
Happy new year! We look with hope and purpose to 2018. A blessing from our hearts to yours: Lord, let your kingdom come through us, by the power of your Holy Spirit, for your glory. Not by might but by your Spirit, O, Lord. “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
Ephesians 3:16-19 NIV
Hello, my fellow justice-minded Vineyard friends! As a licensed mental health professional with specializations in trauma and Christian spirituality, an extensive history of theological education, church involvement, and volunteer service, and a deep interest in the integration of Christian thought/practice and the deliverances of the mainstream social sciences, I thought I’d “capitalize” on the transition to 2018 by sharing an incredible resource for any of you and your fellow church or family members who may be struggling with mental, emotional, relational, and/or spiritual health difficulties as we move into the new year here.
There's a profound and inordinately powerful form of therapy (from “therapeuo,” of course, the Greek word for healing, curing, restoring to health, and/or serving) called EMDR that I want to really encourage you to look into and consider recommending to struggling people in your churches (or pursuing yourself) where applicable. I have the privilege of facilitating EMDR for a living and am consistently amazed at the liberation, healing, and peace it brings to my clients, as well as its ability to remove significant obstacles that unnecessarily complicate, impede, and/or hijack people’s faith (sometimes rendering it toxic). And it’s not about the power or prowess of the therapist—both client and therapist are largely witnesses to the healing that takes place, following it rather than leading it. This therapeutic modality seems to tap into how God has brilliantly designed our brains and nervous systems to adaptively heal from painful experiences (traumas, losses, failures, relational wounds, etc.) that have left deep cognitive, emotional, and relational imprints on our lives at the neurological level and that keep us from living the lives God has for us. It even seems to have some intriguing overlap with certain aspects of spiritual direction. I feel like I witness the healing presence of God’s Spirit on a consistent basis in EMDR sessions and am regularly filled with awe and gratitude as a result.
Anyway, here’s a link to a great website that offers more information about EMDR, as well as a search engine for locating EMDR-trained therapists across the country by city or zip code. For your consideration. 😊 Grace, peace, and a hopeful, healing-conducive 2018 to all of you in Christ!
Shane Moe I posted this in the Vineyard Theology Forum as well, where someone asked me if EMDR is evidencing better results than Prolonged Exposure (a longtime standard for treating trauma, especially in the VA). Here was my response, for anyone who might be interested:
Yes it is. At least 11 randomized clinical trials (the “gold standard” of scientific research) have been conducted comparing EMDR with exposure-based CBT, at least 3 of them with PE specifically. Direct comparisons have reported more rapid reduction of anxiety with EMDR, as well as several additional advantages: (1) no need for extensive or lengthy exposure to highly distressing stimuli (and hence less risk of retraumatization); (2) no need for detailed descriptions of traumatic events (e.g., I’ve had female clients reprocess and “clear out” the impact of rapes without ever describing the actual incidents in detail to me); (3) no need for between-session homework/exposure exercises; (4) no need for direct challenging of, battling with, or attempts to argue away negative beliefs (they change and are replaced by truth automatically/naturally with EMDR); and (5) perhaps most importantly, traumatic memories being stored or “reconsolidated” differently vs. merely desensitized. And given all of this, client retention and treatment completion (vs. dropout) rates tend to be a *lot* higher with EMDR than PE. So that’s about 7 advantages to EMDR compared to PE overall. 😊
The VA, which has long relied on PE and unfortunately tends to change at a glacial pace, has recently made a commitment nationwide to get EMDR-trained clinicians in VAs across the country because of these advantages (a change actually precipitated in part by the work of my office colleague, clinical program director, fellow Christian, and retired Army Ranger Hector Matascastillo, MSW, LICSW, LSSW, with the Veteran Resilience Project in Minnesota). I have no doubt the VA is going to be glad they did.
January 1, 2018 at 4:21 pm
Retweeted SharedHope Int'l (@SharedHope):
Support the @SharedHope Stop the inJuSTice #StateAction campaign! Law by law. State by state. Protecting juvenile sex trafficking victims. https://t.co/HIkGIIrGl7 https://t.co/6BEbemjPyS
Retweeted Jesus Culture (@jesusculture):
"One person can make a difference. That one person can be you.” - @scottharrisson | Founder and CEO of @charitywater #jcpodcast
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This Advent, we reflect on how God used a homeless family to bring us home, http://vineyardjusticenetwork.org/advent-2017-reflection-a-homeless-family-brings-us-home/
December 8, 2017 at 1:35 pm
Vineyard Justice Network - VJN updated their cover photo.
NURTURING RECONCILIATION: Jesus commands us to find him amongst the incarcerated. This year, Willow Creek has prepared a Christmas gift to all 4,000 inmates in Illinois. What is your church already doing, or what are the obstacles your community faces to pray and visit with those in prison?
Check out the "Cook County Story" and message from Bryan Stevenson (available until 12/10) on restorative justice and reconciliation. Bryan and his organization has helped over 125 wrongly condemned prisoners on death row. He's the author of Just Mercy. https://willowcreek.tv/sermons/south-barrington/2017/12/do-justice-love-mercy-walk-humbly/#top
Nina Kenny Jeff Kenny
December 6, 2017 at 3:44 pm
The kingdom advances through compassion not dominion. We don’t take our cities FOR God, we love our cities WITH God. The posture of the Church to the city is not as conqueror but as servant. Alan Scott @alan_scott
FREEING SLAVES: Lord, have mercy on us. We repent for how the witness of the church failed to protect the vulnerable, and instead used its power to exploit others.
Retweeted Love146ACTION (@Love146ACTION):
"I am like the grass
even though it is stepped on again and again
It can be cut down
but it grows back.
The grass refuses to stay down." -Words of hope from children in @Love146 Philippines Survivor Care program
#Vimeo #EndHumanTrafficking #StopChildAbuse #EndItMovement https://t.co/vYfTTX8yMz