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Author Colin Harris

Colin Harris is professor emeritus of religious studies at Mercer University and a member of Smoke Rise Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

The prophet Jeremiah urged King Zedekiah to seek a solution to the Babylonian threat short of open conflict. The king chose the counsel of his hard-line advisers to pursue militant resistance. The similarities to today are striking. […] Read More

Economic deficits have long-lasting consequences, but we incur an even greater moral deficit when we ‘trample the needy and bring ruin to the poor’ while favoring those who are well off. Will we choose to repair our moral deficits? […] Read More

Ethnicity, gender, nationality and frameworks of opportunity influence whether a person bears the burden of need or enjoys the benefits of privilege. How do we bridge the gap to achieve a community focused on a common good? […] Read More

Daily reminders of the breakdown of community and its many causes leave little encouragement for a reconciliation of opposing commitments and a refocusing on a common good. There is hope, but it may be different than what we think. […] Read More

Seeking a way to reconcile your religious commitments to the stormy circumstances of our current political situation? What you need is a less risky ‘Jesus-free’ Christianity! You won’t believe how cheap it is! […] Read More

We’re familiar with the biblical record of Nathan’s confrontation of King David and his abuse of power. But what about the subjects of David, who enabled his abusive behavior for their own goals? Imagine the sequel. […] Read More

We’ll always have people who seek to exploit the fear of others to achieve their own agenda, but Scripture invites us to transform our fear of others to a love for others. […] Read More

If Easter is not just an event to be observed and celebrated, but a mystery to participate in and live into, what does this mean in concrete terms for our personal and corporate lives? […] Read More

Easter is a highly significant celebration in the life of the church and is often presented as the central affirmation of the Christian faith. Do we do it a disservice by thinking of it as a holiday or even a historical event? […] Read More