A blog of the Jacob's Well Kerygma Sphere.

Ethical Shopping: Human Rights Watch Report on Gap, H&M, etc.

It’s no surprise to most that American and European clothing chains with the lowest prices are often criticized for the conditions of their factories abroad. And more than criticized — condemned, but … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Ethical Shopping: Meat Processing is Major Cause of Global Warming

When is the last time you heard about climate change and global warming? Probably yesterday, or 5 minutes ago as you were listening to NPR. When is the last time … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Film: American Revolutionary

The Chinese American philosopher and activist Grace Lee Boggs died last month, at age 100. For an account of one of the prominent civil rights agitators of the last generation, … Continue reading

November 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview: Rob Bell Speaks with London’s Oasis Founder

A thought-provoking and inspiring interview with Steve Chalke, founder of Oasis, a social justice organization based in London and bent on demonstrating that the gospel really is good news for … Continue reading

November 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ethical Shopping: REI’s Closing and Why It Matters

Outdoor retailer REI announced that it will stay locked up and give its employees a paid holiday on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year that has notoriously … Continue reading

November 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

On the blog in November: Ethical Shopping

A huge factor in the world of social justice that we haven’t talked about much here on the blog is shopping – our buying habits when it comes to clothing, … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

JW + Kenya: a trip update from Sam De Jong

JW’er Sam De Jong traveled this past September to visit our work in the Pokot region of Kenya. He currently serves with the Kerygma (Justice) team as a volunteer and … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · 1 Comment