Micah Mandate

The Magazine of the J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice at Trevecca Nazarene University.

A Summer of Social Justice

By Brennen Finchum   Summer is a season of freedom for many students. Some students go on mission trips, some work, some play video games and others go to the beach. No matter where students may find themselves, they still have an opportunity to engage in social justice. Even at the beach, even while working and even while playing video games.   We contacted many of Trevecca’s beloved professors in the social justice program (with the addition of Dan Boone, university president) and asked them a question: “What is a practical way that students can engage in social justice this summer?” Here are their responses.   Dan Boone, University President – Find a high school student who seems to have a calling to social

Called to the Fire: Dr. Charles Johnson Receives Social Justice Award

By Brennen Finchum Trevecca commemorated Dr. Charles Johnson, a Nazarene pastor and civil rights activist with the third annual J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice award for his advancement of social justice.   Pulled from brodartvibe.wordpress.com Along with Johnson, Chet Bush, a Nazarene pastor and Trevecca alumnus was interviewed in chapel concerning Bush’s recently published book, “Called to the Fire: A Witness for God in Mississippi; the Story of Dr. Charles Johnson.”   Bush and Johnson answered questions as about 900 people listened. They shared about Johnson’s real experience of hesitantly answering the call to share the gospel in Mississippi during the early 1960s.   Johnson spoke of the fear that he felt as

Plans change for Castanea

By Brennen Finchum   Jason Adkins and the Castanea community have changed their plans a little since the project began in 2010.   Originally, the group planned on restoring an apartment complex located at 12 Garden Street in which they could live side by side with men and women transitioning out of homelessness and cycles of poverty. The Castanea Community Center at 12 Garden Street. (Photo by Jordan Taylor)   Castanea wanted to invite people in to be a part of their community by living life alongside them, sharing in prayer and meals.   “We started out as an intentional community, and we’ve become more and more unintentional as we’ve gone along,” Adkins, environmental projects coordinator, said. “It feels like

Social Justice Graduate is Using Her Degree

By Brennen Finchum There’s a young lady that lives in an orphanage in the village of Vidrare, Bulgaria.   She looks like she’s about 7 or 8 years old, but appearances aren’t always as they seem. She’s actually 23.   She has to have to wheelchair to get around and she cannot speak.   The life this young lady has lived is beyond anything someone can completely understand, even if Myers-Briggs said you were an ENFP.   Maybe it’s the fear of past experiences. Maybe she just wants to be independent. Or maybe she’s tired of being pitied. For whatever reason, she doesn’t

A Summer of Social Justice

By Brennen Finchum   Summer is a season of freedom for many students. Some students go on mission trips, some work, some play video games and others go to the beach. No matter where students may find themselves, they still have an opportunity to engage in social justice. Even at the beach, even while working and even while playing video games.   We contacted many of Trevecca’s beloved professors in the social justice program (with the addition of Dan Boone, university president) and asked them a question: “What is a practical way that students can engage in social justice

A Summer of Social Justice

By Brennen Finchum   Summer is a season of freedom for many students. Some students go on mission trips, some work, some play video games and others go to the beach. No matter where students may find themselves, they still have an opportunity to engage in social justice. Even at the beach, even while working and even while playing video games.   We contacted many of Trevecca’s beloved professors in the social justice program (with the addition of Dan Boone, university president) and asked them a question: “What is a practical way that students can engage in social justice