Injustice and Idolatry – Twin Sins?

Injustice and Idolatry – Twin Sins?

Studies in Jeremiah have typically summarized his assessment of Judah’s waywardness from covenant faithfulness under the two sins of injustice and idolatry. He clearly joins his predecessors in calling out the patterns of social and economic life that allowed the...
In COVID-19 Era, Back to Where We’ve Never Been

In COVID-19 Era, Back to Where We’ve Never Been

The title of Thomas Wolfe’s novel, “You Can’t Go Home Again,” has become a popular aphorism for the reality of change on many levels of human experience. It joins the ancient words of Heraclitus, “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it is not the same...
Heroes and Henchmen – An American Irony

Heroes and Henchmen – An American Irony

We seem to hold a pretty high bar in the honoring of our heroes and to tolerate a relatively low one for those to whom we give the reins of power. The long and heartfelt affirmations of the life and legacy of John Lewis have given expression to the highest levels of...