Mike Yankoski is a writer, itinerate speaker, urban homesteader, and also an aspiring carpenter, musician, potter and sailor. He received his MA in Theological Studies from Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, is a (novitiate) Oblate of Saint Benedict, served on the Board of Directors at World Vision US, and is the author of three books: Under the Overpass: A Journey of Faith on the Streets of America, My 30 Days Under the Overpass: Not Your Ordinary Devotional, and Zealous Love: A Practical Guide to Social Justice. Michael grew up in Colorado, adores the Pacific coast, and currently resides in South Bend, Indiana where his wife Danae is pursuing her PhD in History at the the University of Notre Dame.
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• Under The Overpass
Are spiritual practices an attempt to earn salvation?
“We are saved by God’s grace,” says Mike Yankoski, Author, Speaker and Social Justice Advocate. However, sometimes spiritual practices are criticized as an attempt to earn our salvation, which is an erroneous way of thinking about them. “One of the best antidotes to that way of thinking about spiritual practices is looking at spiritual practices as a response to God’s grace.”
What are the most important spiritual practices for Westerners?
“I would highlight silence, and I would highlight simplicity,” says Mike Yankoski, Author, Speaker and Social Justice Advocate. There is a lot of noise in our culture, and we are constantly under pressure to acquire more and more stuff. Deliberately shutting off the noise and choosing to live simply and contentedly can be challenging, but will often have the most powerful impact on our character and spiritual health.
What is a right theology of justice?
“As we become more cognizant of what God is up to, we begin to participate more in God’s redemptive work,” says Mike Yankoski, Author, Speaker and Social Justice Advocate. Justice, put simply, is the way things were created to be. Justice is a state of right relationship, fairness, and peace. “We’ll be able to look at creation when it’s fully redeemed and—along with God—praise God and acknowledge His work to bring all those fractured relationships into right relationship.”
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