This abusive use of the Bible (“The New Small Bible” or “The Republican Small Bible”) is a long-standing American problem. And it is not a small matter. It is truly dangerous.
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If a pastor tries to listen to Jesus and a church member complains ‘Where did you get those liberal talking points?’ - then we know US "Christianity" has problems.
Climate prophets use the burning Notre Dame cathedral as a gut-grabbing illustration of what’s happening - to our climate, Our Cathedral Home, this beautiful, ancient, and precious Earth.
Why so many lies about Gandhi? What if deep, genuine love and respect for Jesus - like Gandhi practiced - is actually more holy, more saving ...
If I think of another person as having true and legitimate freedom, being equal with me in having freedom ...
Pope Francis knows by experience - when the true thugs hold the levers of power it matters little what their alleged politics are. But in his case in Argentina it was the “conservatives” or “right...
Some argue against us being Christian activists or whistle-blowers, saying believers should avoid questions that have been politicized ...
When so many groups are under attack, solidarity - a decentralized collective response - is the only response. They're attacking all of us to make us feel atomized and fearful.
They're not pro-LIFE - you can tell what they want by what they do, much more than by what they so emotionally say.
Many "Evangelicals" see no crisis, judging from 5 of the 12 articles in Mark Labbertons’s recent valuable book Still Evangelical? (pub’d Jan 2018).
A Strong Call to Insistent Courage and Hope Naomi Klein calls us to action and hope in "No is not Enough."
God requires the prophet Isaiah to speak up about what he sees - what is clearly going on in the economy of his nation.
The phrase "Samaritan lives matter" would have been very offensive to the racism in Jesus' cultural surroundings, in which he was a teacher and doer of good.
Why do you suppose Isaiah bothers himself so much with economics? Very unspiritual for a Prophet, eh?
The teaching of Jesus was very practical and very this-worldly, obviously - so says John Howard Yoder.
Veterans replied "Ma'am, we are the troops" to a woman during the Vietnam War who urged protesting Vietnam Vets to "support the troops."
Martin Luther King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" is one of many treasures often ignored in American liberal democracy and in bringing Christian moral theology to public life.
It is not pleasant to study the face of evil, but it seems good that some of us be aware of its common habits, intentions, and techniques, and spread our findings around a bit. I've been browsing...