We Don’t Do Kings

We Don’t Do Kings

As Donald Trump basks in a self-designed and elaborate military send-off from Washington and Joe Biden takes the solemn oath of office as our 46th president, I am reminded that in America, we don’t do kings. We do elections. Free and fair elections: cries and lies of...
Time for Church to Serve as State’s Conscience

Time for Church to Serve as State’s Conscience

Many tributes to Martin Luther King Jr. fail to recognize that he was a Baptist pastor, a minister formed by and committed to the traditions of the African American church. The connection between King’s powerful expression of the truth and the truth-telling tradition...
We Warned You: This Was Trump Show’s Likely Ending

We Warned You: This Was Trump Show’s Likely Ending

My rage at last Wednesday’s horrific terrorist attack on the very heart of our republic grows more incandescent by the day. I am enraged at the millions of people – largely Republicans, but some others – who have enabled Donald Trump to get us to this point. And why...
An Attack Done in Jesus’ Name

An Attack Done in Jesus’ Name

Like hundreds of millions of people across the country and around the world, I watched in horror as what once seemed unthinkable played out before my eyes. The United States Capitol came under siege by a violent and delusional mob, carrying out an insurrection in the...
Why Jan. 6 is Day of Reckoning for the Church

Why Jan. 6 is Day of Reckoning for the Church

Jan. 6 should go down in history as a day of reckoning not simply for our current political leadership, but also for the church in America. The things that need to be reckoned with by the nation and the church were reflected in the flags that were waived by the...