Alan Bean

Alan Bean

Alan Bean, an ordained American Baptist minister, directs Friends of Justice, a non-profit agency based in Arlington, Texas, dedicated to ending mass incarceration and respecting human dignity in the criminal-justice system. His original post can be found on our blog.

Apply the vision of Jesus to the immigration crisis and you get a radical platform no sensible politician would touch.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 11:50

‘Jesus is my savior, but I’m a killer!’

There are plenty of mentally unstable people with bizarre opinions afoot in the land, and they seem to be attracted to authoritarian institutions such as law enforcement and the military.

Friday, 15 August 2014 13:55

Jesus and brain science agree

Money kills empathy.

Politicians are running on fear; most people, when they’re sane and centered, are running on faith.

When unaccompanied children show up at our front door, the Jesus question gets really simple.

Thursday, 26 June 2014 14:46

Why we need a ‘Third Way’

Social change happens slowly, awkwardly and by degrees.

Friday, 02 May 2014 11:09

Motives matter

And sometimes they need to be questioned.

The church must speak up and offer compelling reasons to Millennials and other young people about what organized religion has to offer — and why they should stay.

Friday, 07 March 2014 12:29

A deeper distress at Ole Miss

The failure to grapple with the sins of the fathers is nowhere more palpable than in the churches.

No one outside the tribe is going to celebrate the conservative resurgence, so its heroes might as well celebrate themselves.

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