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...
How to Move Forward When Society Exiles Our Values

How to Move Forward When Society Exiles Our Values

“Exile” is a very negative word, conjuring up images of forced deportation and political banishment. Even in the milder forms of some traditions’ practice of “shunning” those who have misbehaved, a kind of social and psychological exile alienates one from the...
The Danger Your Church Faces When Rejecting Others

The Danger Your Church Faces When Rejecting Others

Xenophobia (fear of the other) was selected as Dictionary.com’s “Word of the Year” in 2016. I pondered then if its being called out in that way might reduce its impact on our collective life. Alas, its effectiveness as a political tool has shown it to remain worthy of...