Spirituality & Social Action
by Andy Harris
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 In the Pressure Cooker
God desires to have a personal and intimate relationship with each of us. What is our response?
Chapter 2 Dealing with Stress and Loss
Overcoming stress, worry and anxiety with God’s grace.
Chapter 3 Seeking God
We will never be whole, be satisfied, or be fulfilled until we have encountered God’s healing and mercy.
Chapter 4 On God’s Team
A divine ember burns within each of us. We can choose to fan this flame, and watch it burn more brightly, or we can choose to let it smolder.
Chapter 5 Pitfalls: Ego and Certitude
The freedom of letting go of ego and embracing other pathways to God.
Chapter 6 Encountering God in Daily Living
Living our lives in God’s presence at all times; sharing in the divine nature
Chapter 7 Who is Jesus?
Jesus, “the image of the invisible God,” outspoken and controversial, and role model for how to become instruments of healing and justice.
Chapter 8 Worry, Joy & Gratitude
When we yoke ourselves to the Lord, our burdens, stress and worries become lighter; joy as an expression of God’s love and abundant blessings.
Chapter 9 Prayer and Meditation
Prayer and meditation are our lifeline to God, helping us to see the world as God sees it.
Chapter 10 Faith and Doubt
What God wants most is to have an ongoing relationship with us; God’s response to our prayers is often not what we expect.
Chapter 11 Jesus and Social Justice
Christianity is not just a way of believing but a way of living, to feed the hungry, care for the sick, give to the poor, welcome strangers, and visit prisoners.
Chapter 12 The Way of a Servant
We are called to show compassion and serve “the least of these,” our brothers and sisters who are vulnerable or who have been marginalized for whatever reasons.
Chapter 13 Social and Economic Injustice
Our society has become increasingly fractured between the haves and the have- nots, the rich and the poor, the powerful and the powerless. If Jesus’ life and ministry are to teach us anything, it is to renounce money, power and control.
Chapter 14 Racial Injustice
White supremacy has deep structural roots in the institutions of our country, including the theory that Blacks are descendants of a “slave race.”
Chapter 15 Violence and Nonviolence
We live in a culture that glorifies violence, but we can choose an alternative path of nonviolence. This includes the care and stewardship of planet Earth.
Chapter 16 The Fullness of Life
Fostering faith in our daily routine; looking to see where the hand of God is at work; appreciating our blessings; expecting miracles
Chapter 17 Our Spiritual Journey Forward
Our life stories are all different, yet each of us has a unique opportunity to share in the abundance of God’s love, and find new meaning and wholeness. Our spiritual connection to God is the hope for humanity.
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