Why Social Justice, the Kingdom of God Go Hand in Hand

Why Social Justice, the Kingdom of God Go Hand in Hand

When William Wilberforce mounted a decades-long campaign to ban slavery in the British Empire, his deep evangelical piety sustained him. When Ida B. Wells risked her life to expose the horrors of lynching, she did so out of a faith in a crucified God. Oscar Romero was...

Are You Missing the Bible’s Overwhelming Message?

During my formative years, sin was pretty easy to identify if not avoid. Sin was playing poker, drinking beer, missing a church service (without going to another on vacation and bringing a bulletin for proof), holding baseball practice on Wednesday night, lusting over...

This Christmas, Let’s Give Joseph His Due

Joseph gets the short shrift this time of year it seems to me. In our crèches, Mary sits close to the baby at the center of the scene, and Joseph often is standing behind and to the side looking on as a spectator. In Luke, Mary does get most of the attention. But in...