The Moral Duty of the Christian to Engage with Social Issues

If someone says to you that social issues are not relevant to the Christian, that as Christians we should tend to "us and ours," or (even more narrowly) our own family, that we should focus on our own sin to the exclusion of the sins of others, or that we should retreat into a private... Continue Reading →

What can American Churches do to help?

I have been severely disappointed in Christian leadership for many years. The failure of most American Churches to fight for the preservation of beauty and justice, or even to acknowledge and condemn blatantly obvious evils, is disgusting. My feelings of disappointment have given way to a slowly churning nausea. Because this sickness is obvious, in... Continue Reading →

A New Way of Seeing (Pt. 5): Christianity in America

Christianity in American has been co-opted by the rich, powerful and unlearned. Not totally, but enough to form an unnatural and unnecessary barrier between the average American Christian and God. Unnatural and unnecessary in its avoidability even among broken and evil people. This co-opting could only have taken place given a tearing of congregants from... Continue Reading →

Over-Consumption and a Simple Life

Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” And the crowds asked him, “What then shall we do?” And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none,... Continue Reading →

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