The substance and evidence of our faith after Charlottesville

By Beth Foster, Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center director I’ve told about my experiences in Charlottesville this past weekend over and over in the last couple days — on social media, in videos, and to reporters, family members, friends, and others in my community. That is one of the reasons I went, to bear […]

Whose streets? Legislators say, not protesters’ streets

This article is from the March 2017 issue of The Lookout newspaper. The Lookout is a social justice street newspaper published by the Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center. It is available throughout Chattanooga from distributors who are, who have been or who are at risk of experiencing homelessness. A suggested donation of $1 per […]

Today’s Sermon at Renaissance Presbyterian Church

The Law Vs. The Samaritan Luke 10:25-37 It has been a difficult week in our country, yet I do not want to imply that it is unique. It seems that we have become a nation of addicts looking for their fix of violence. There are legitimate reasons for anger, rage, resentment, fear and sadness. These […]

Psalm 140: #BlackLivesMatter

A Paraphrase of Psalm 140 by Mercy Junction Pastor Brian Merritt Deliver African Americans, O LORD, from evildoers; protect them from those who are violent, who plan evil things by our systems, arresting them continually. Their extrajudicial killings become common, while politicians’ lips utter the vilest racism. Selah Guard them, O LORD, from the hands […]