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”...

What Does God Look Like to You?

Every child wants to know, and many have the courage to ask, “What does God look like?” The adult in all of us wants to quickly answer in a theologically correct way saying, “God cannot be pictured. An image is idolatrous because no one image can...

Why We Need to See Through Others’ Eyes

Parallel images of barbaric atrocities committed by extremists and of health workers risking and giving their lives in the effort to control the Ebola pandemic raise the penetrating question of who we are and who we have become as a human family. On a lesser scale,...

Trumping the Gospel

Every human–regardless of their race, gender, economic class, nationality, religious faith or sexual orientation–is created in the image of God, what theologians call the imago Dei. My Native American friends are teaching me to include the animal and plant...