Remembering Why the Bible Has Problem with Statues

Remembering Why the Bible Has Problem with Statues

The place of statues in public spaces is currently under great scrutiny. This examination includes not only statues erected to commemorate Confederate generals, soldiers and political leaders, but also those erected in honor of presidents like George Washington,...
Those Who Oppress Weak Will Face Their Own Reckoning

Those Who Oppress Weak Will Face Their Own Reckoning

I will likely be considered antiquated, maybe maniacal, even apoplectic when I say we in the United States (with derivative outbreaks elsewhere) are under the spell of the demonic. Of those who worship death’s malicious craving, specifically the sacrificial scalp of...
We Should Say Aloud ‘No More’ to Gun Violence

We Should Say Aloud ‘No More’ to Gun Violence

I’m hesitant to write this. After my last Cooperative Baptist Fellowship blog piece titled “Does This Have to Be America?,” I received some criticism for my apparent lack of “speaking truth to power,” and the feeling that I represented the views of the “elite.” My...

Don’t Be Blind to Idolatry’s Silent Partner

Idolatry and injustice seem to be at the top of the list of violations of covenant faith. The prophets and historians of ancient Israel identified the tendency to claim “godness” for one’s own thinking and behavior as the primary “flaw”...