The Tragedy of Poverty in a Rich Land

The Tragedy of Poverty in a Rich Land

Poverty is not a natural phenomenon. It’s not like a tornado or an earthquake. Poverty is not a necessary state. Nor is it something that falls from the sky. “In the U.S., grim poverty is a tragedy, that great wealth makes a sin,” William Sloan Coffin once declared. I...
Seeking Light Streams Amid Genocide’s Darkness

Seeking Light Streams Amid Genocide’s Darkness

Jesus consistently taught his followers to expand their circle of empathy. Central to the ethic of Jesus is expanding the center. Any teacher who talks in terms of “hating your mother” and “loving your enemy” is attempting to radicalize our notions of who matters. It...