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Archive for Social Justice
Apr 2013 25

“The Politics of Palm Sunday”

Delivered on the Lord’s Day March 24, 2013 Zechariah 9:1-17: Mark 11:1-11 Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III In their book, “The Last Week,” John Dominic Crossan and Marcus J. Borg tell us that Passover is the most sacred week of the Jewish year.  As Christians, we know that Holy Week is the most sacred week of the Christian year. Palm Sunday […]

Dec 2012 17

Death by “Pistolence” in America.

The recent slayings of innocent school children and their teachers and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut by a lone gunman has rekindled the debate on gun violence in our country. America is a nation steeped in a culture of violence and we see its heartbreaking results from the turbulent streets of Chicago and other cities to the placid, idyllic suburbs of Connecticut, […]

Jun 2012 01

What Christians Should Understand about President Obama’s Recent Statement on Marriage Equality.”

“What Christians Should Understand about President Obama’s Decision on Marriage Equality.” Delivered on the Lord’s Day May 27, 2012 Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III Many Christians are very upset with President Obama’s recent statement that he supports marriage equality for LGBT persons. Many pastors have told their congregations not to vote for Obama in the November […]

May 2012 15

“Marriage Equality Means Abiding the Constitution and Not Conveniently Throwing it Out Because We Religiously or Politically Disagree With It.”

Many Christians in general and black Christians in particular are upset at President Barack Obama for his recent decision to support same gender marriages. Many of these persons have vowed not to vote for President Obama in the November election and refuse to support his future political agenda for America. While as a trained Christian ethicist, I understand their feelings on this subject, […]

May 2012 10

President Obama Courageously Stands for LGBT Civil and Marriage Rights.

I recently got into a debate with a man about views on the LGBT ( Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community and whether they should be allowed to marry or have civil unions. His position was that homosexuality was a sin and that people in the LGBT community should never be allowed to marry because the Bible condemns them. Marriage […]

Apr 2012 04

The Tragedy of Trayvon Martin

Another young black youth has been gunned down in the streets of America. In a society that glorifies and is addicted to violence, the travesties of such killings tragically remind us that we still have a long way to go in finally eliminating the fear, hatred and social suspicions that drive us to demean, devalue and destroy one another. The […]

Dec 2011 21

The Occupy Movement

Recently, we have witnessed the emergence of the new American Occupy movement whose cries for justice, fairness and equality resonate with millions of people throughout this land. It is a movement that has taken  upon itself the concerns of the many, the 99 percenters, whose pleas and protests for human dignity and equality of opportunity often fall upon the deaf […]

Dec 2011 17

And Still We Rise

   “And Still We  Rise ” Delivered on the Lord’s Day for Black History Month  January 28, 2007 Acts 26:12a-18; Nehemiah 2:11-20 Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III  So they said, Let  us rise up and  build. Then they set  their hands to this good work.” Nehemiah 2:18b “So I said, “Who are  you Lord?” And  he  said, “Iam  Jesus, whom you […]

Oct 2011 04

Beyond Our Walled Streets

Delivered on the Lord’s Day | July 25, 2010 Luke 10:25-37 It is the nature of democracy to have competing interests among citizens that often create conflict between them. There is tension between have and have not, rich and poor, black and white which thankfully has compelled our country to look squarely at itself, shed […]

Oct 2011 04

Evangelism for Social Justice

Seldom do we conceive of evangelism as a concern for social justice. Traditional models of evangelism focus on developing strategies, principles, methodologies and programs design to make disciples by winning them to Christ. Evangelism as a form of outreach to the unchurched and unsaved presupposes the willingness of church members to extend themselves beyond their […]

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