Will We Respond to Fear or Our Better Selves?

It seems like it has been a long journey from Jim Crow to the Party of No, but one wonders if it has really been very far. There was a time when a good Baptist deacon would teach Sunday school the morning after wearing a white sheet on Saturday night to terrorize his...

How to Live the Real Political Message of Jesus

One of the sad facts about Christianity in the United States is that many Christians are ignorant of the political nature of Jesus’ message. Preferring to see Jesus in only spiritual terms, and his message as only about salvation and heaven, we often miss the...

Why Some Churches Remain Mum on Social Issues

The United States has spent well nigh a trillion dollars in a war against people in Iraq after having been misled – if not willfully deceived – into the war. What did your pastor say to your congregation about it? The United States spent almost a trillion dollars to...