Category - Religion

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True Christians don’t ignore God’s priority for the poor
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Nationalism is idolatry, says prominent evangelical
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White Christian racism permeates American life
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Winning power was the goal of Judas, not Jesus
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The fake news Gospel and colonized Christianity
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El Paso bishop condemns Trump border militarization
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Weep for humanity and all living things
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Pro-Trump pastor: Ten Commandments will stop guns

True Christians don’t ignore God’s priority for the poor

“It is very hard to read the Bible and ignore God’s heart for the poor and the vulnerable,” an evangelical leader reminded more than fifty prominent evangelicals gathered recently at Wheaton College in Chicago. Read More

Nationalism is idolatry, says prominent evangelical

Nationalism is a form of idolatry that “turns God into our ‘godling,’ a deity subject to our bidding,” an evangelical leader reminded more than fifty prominent evangelicals gathered recently at Wheaton College in Chicago. Read More

White Christian racism permeates American life

The “unreckoned-with reality of white evangelical racism permeates American life,” an evangelical leader reminded more than fifty prominent evangelicals gathered recently at Wheaton College in Chicago. Read More

Winning power was the goal of Judas, not Jesus

“Winning power was the goal of Judas, not Jesus,” an evangelical leader reminded more than fifty prominent evangelicals gathered recently at Wheaton College in Chicago. Read More

The fake news Gospel and colonized Christianity

A “toxic evangelicalism” has spread a fake news Gospel that betrays the good news of Jesus Christ, a leading evangelical told a Chicago gathering of more than fifty other leaders who agree that the word “evangelical” has become widely associated with radical right-wing politics and needs to be reclaimed. Read More

El Paso bishop condemns Trump border militarization

Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas condemned President Trump’s ordering National Guard troops to the Mexican border, demonstrating once again that Trump and his GOP are far from the “pro-life” perspective they piously proclaim to hold. Excerpt: Read More

Weep for humanity and all living things

A civilization in denial and heading for disaster. That was the story 2,600 years ago, and that is our story today.

In the Judeo-Christian tradition, God judges a society by how it treats the poor, the elderly, the outcasts, and the land. This conveniently has been forgotten in America and in other wealthy nations. I gave a talk about this a couple of weeks ago, and want to use it to kick off this new blog. It relates to all seven of the categories I have created for this site: religion, spirituality, politics, culture, science, nature and justice. My topic was about the Prophet Jeremiah and the lessons we can learn from his failure to break through the denial of his times. Only when we face reality and weep will we find genuine hope again. Here is what I said: Read More

Pro-Trump pastor: Ten Commandments will stop guns

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The Ten Commandments will stop gun violence? Maybe if kids hide behind steel-reinforced facsimiles…. Read More

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