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...
Why VP’s Speech Was Not Christian Nationalism

Why VP’s Speech Was Not Christian Nationalism

From the nation’s infancy, American political leaders have used the language of Scripture for various purposes. For example, consider these passages from Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, delivered on March 4, 1865: “It may seem strange that any men should...
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...