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...

One Prisoner’s Journey: The Long Road of Redemption

Michael Santos continues his long road of redemption. Santos is a former student and friend of mine whose personal journey I’ve described on EthicsDaily.com in two previous columns. The first, written as he was beginning the last of his 26 years of confinement...

A ponderous pondering …

The New York Times ran an article by Dennis Overbye this week, posing a question that’s not particularly new, but increasingly apropos. As advanced astronomical instruments continue to scan the universe from both earth and from space, the presence of many other...

All Things

  A sermon by Howard Batson, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Amarillo, Tx. Romans 8:28-39 It’s an age-old question that no one has ever adequately answered.  So I don’t suppose that I’ll be able to answer it either.  But, sometimes it does make me feel better to wrestle...

An Ordinary Hotel Room Gives Birth to Redemption

It was just an ordinary hotel room the night before – two beds, a television, a couple of chairs, a forgettable print of some unknown artwork and a Gideon’s Bible in the bedside table – but something was different that night. That night, as the sun...