The Problem with the Justice Movement
- Tuesday, April 30, 2013
However, in the world today, we do have deeply felt, deeply personal, deeply impactful issues that are connected to you and me. Issues and injustices that are active in the world at this very moment, and that have been simmering for centuries. We have reached the worldwide flashpoint.
That flashpoint is men.
The broken male culture has infected every social, political, economic and religious infrastructure worldwide. The export of broken male culture throughout our world today is suffering. Our broken male culture produces suffering.
The reaction to this has been called the Justice Movement. The Justice Movement is a compassion movement for all the people in the blast zone of the suffering created by male culture.
The Justice Movement is the compassion movement that takes care of the people who suffering at the hands of the broken male culture. It is a REACTION. Causes have sprung up to fight for orphans, against prostitution, to stop human trafficking, to help domestically abused women, and more. All of these are under the umbrella of the Justice Movement. They are all reactions to us.
These are reaction movements to the broken male culture cooperating with evil, where both men and women are saying: Hey, we are done with that way of being. We are done with that way of living. We are done with supporting and enabling, and not standing up to the way men around the world are creating suffering.
While caring for the victims is certainly noble and right, it’s like cleaning up the oil rig spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Skimming the surface of the water to clean up the oil is akin to the reactions of the Justice Movement.
What if we could cap the well instead of cleaning up the oil?
Capping the well involves men who are changed from the inside out, who then, because of the changes on the inside, begin to produce actions on the outside that are responsible.
Instead of creating suffering, they create life. Instead of enslaving, they liberate in all of its various forms.
The solution that we are talking about in this series called Uprising caps the broken well of broken male characters spewing for suffering. Not reacting, but releasing men spiritually. When you free a man spiritually, you ignite health worldwide.
In Acts 2, we see the uprising of the church being born, and how the first Justice Movement was birthed via God, through the Holy Spirit, invading the lives of a group of men. He freed them spiritually, released them spiritually, and out of that, they got a new identity, a new allegiance, a new mission. It transcended cultural masculinity. It marginalized synthetic manhood, the kind of manhood that is fostered in cultures that promote men finding significance in attitudes and actions that produce suffering.
In Acts 2, He gave these guys the power to say no to synthetic manhood: self-protection, self-indulgence and self-preservation, and yes to being a champion of good and an agent of justice.
Watch “Uprising –Part II,” where men’s expert and pastor Kenny Luck helps you to learn how God’s men are joining God’s “Uprising.”
Kenny Luckis the founder of Every Man Ministries and the men’s pastor at Saddleback Church. His 20th book – SLEEPING GIANT: No Movement of God without Men of God - is the proven blueprint for men’s ministries, and was recently released through B&H Publishing. Watch and read more of Kenny’s teaching here at EveryManMinistries.com.
*This article First Published 4/30/2013
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