Shepherds play an important role in the biblical narrative. Shepherds appear frequently in both the Old and New Testaments, often in reference to leaders. One of my favorite images of a shepherd is that of a caregiver. It is common…
A few ant bites were a reminder about three kinds of relationships that provide a solid foundation for my life, and that I should never take for granted.
Algunas picaduras de hormigas me recordaron sobre tres tipos de relaciones que proporcionan una base sólida para mi vida, y las cuales nunca debo de dar por sentado.
It’s time for us to go a step further by owning at least a part of this national shame of forcibly separating children from their migrant parents. We must be willing to name our government’s role in this crisis as perpetrators of child abuse. We must understand such harm in light of our knowledge about children’s health and wellbeing and how strongly the Scripture speaks to the mandate of protecting children.
As a teacher of political theory and constitutional law – and as a Baptist Christian – I would like to know the views of Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh on the meaning of religious freedom as guaranteed by the First Amendment. More specifically, I would like to know if Kavanaugh believes it is legitimate for our government to favor Christians over adherents of other religions.
Thankfully, every epoch sifts its ideas, institutions and theological claims. Renewal movements erupt because God’s Spirit will not be quenched.
In American Christianity the broken bones of individual and collective division desperately need resetting.
The biblical stories remind us that our lies, cover-ups, excuses and foot-dragging do not make the national blight of sexual misconduct go away.
It simply is not true that America is a Christian nation. We are a nation of Christians (and Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and people of no faith at all), but we are not a Christian nation.