Seven Appeals to U.S. Evangelicals

Seven Appeals to U.S. Evangelicals

I would like to make seven appeals to those evangelicals who have followed Donald Trump these last five years and voted for him twice. First, I want to appeal to you to return to a first love for the kingdom of God above all other loves and loyalties. If you believe...
The Growing Moral Context of the Impeachment Trial

The Growing Moral Context of the Impeachment Trial

The U.S. Senate will begin a second impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump in a few weeks. Discussion of that trial, its constitutionality and its political implications are well underway and will continue, reflecting the now familiar partisan perspectives...
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...