Choosing the Right Path

Choosing the Right Path

Why are Jesus’ beatitudes — widely considered the essence of his teachings — so absent from what is often called Christianity today? The values, priorities and character traits Jesus calls for in what’s known as the Sermon on the Mount don’t align well with much of...
The Abuses and Idolatry of American Exceptionalism

The Abuses and Idolatry of American Exceptionalism

My public school and religious education were taught through the lens of “American exceptionalism.” We were not only blessed, we learned; we were also special, which translated to privileged. I don’t recall learning about the Doctrine of Discovery and Manifest Destiny...