Perhaps the signers are really mourning the loss of a post-Constantinian culture in a society where Protestant privilege wanes and churches must give witness to Christ’s gospel, not depending on principalities and powers to assist them.
On the one hand, I experienced the guilt of surviving Hurricane Harvey, and on the other, the guilt of surviving harsh immigration laws.
Por un lado, experimenté la culpabilidad de sobrevivir al huracán Harvey, y por otro, la culpabilidad de sobrevivir a duras leyes de inmigración.
Trusting that God is at work empowering humans to work for the good of all is reassuring. It also prompts courageous action. While it is common to think that we are waiting on God, actually both God and others are waiting on us.
The signatories of the Nashville Statement see this as a fight for the soul of evangelicalism. But in reality, this is a struggle for the souls of our LGBTQ family and friends and neighbors.
Especially when there’s cultural debate around a particular issue, people get trolled, families split apart, and pastors get fired when you start asking how we can take Jesus seriously.
If your church constantly allows your memories to overrule your imaginations, you will die. It really is that simple.
It was a showdown of biblical dimension: The king’s priests versus the prophet of God. The photo showed the evangelical leaders laying hands on President Trump in the White House. Then here comes the Rev. William Barber challenging their actions…
Many questions are being explored as these faithful teams attempt to craft a working budget for the year ahead. Here are four questions they would do well to ask.
We can stick our head in the sand if we want, cheer for the lie at all the campaign rallies — or we can start envisioning a new world which values people over productivity, the common good over common goods.
Despite what our economy has taught all of us about the methods of production, you can’t outsource self-sacrifice on behalf of your faith to a Bangladeshi factory worker or to an overly-educated white dude in a robe or skinny jeans or both.
Our experience of a total eclipse should illumine a spirit of contemplation as we marvel at God’s handiwork and the perdurance of an expanding universe. It also urges us to find ever more constructive ways to hold both science and faith in our heart. Holding them together makes for an informed sense of wonder.
Where will you draw the line on America’s current political and cultural challenges? Lately, every day seems to bring new surprises, new revelations, new moral tests. How far will be too far for you?
I will love by resisting the institutional sin which suppresses the votes of those on the margins. I will love by resisting the institutional sin designed to keep the White House white.