Many in the 99 Percent Are Far From Poverty

I received a communication by email declaring, authoritatively, that “Jesus is with the 99%.” How reassuring! But I have my doubts. And for all sorts of reasons. To be a theological stickler – and I’ll get that part off my chest first! – I take issue...

Bowing Down to the God of Economic Liberty

A friend reminded me awhile back that when the Pharisees were trying to trick Jesus in order to entrap him during that last week of his earthly life, he finessed their own entrapment. The question the Pharisees raised was simple: Is it, or is it not, lawful to pay...