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You may believe you know all you need to know about the tensions between the US and Iran, but it may not be as clear-cut as you think. To interpret the latest round of US-Iran tension, here is some history you need to know. […] Read More

President Trump ordered the killing of one of Iran’s top military commanders. Iran, in turn, fired missiles hitting military bases housing US troops. Tit-for-tat acts of violence may be the way of war; it is not the way of Jesus. […] Read More

In every benevolent use of a new discovery, humans always have a proclivity to find a way to use it malevolently. False information and the spreading of propaganda through photo and video manipulation have become very easy. […] Read More

The first psalm is a good text for reflection for the first full week of a new year, pointing eloquently to the kind of life Jesus embodied, to the fruit of the Spirit that Jesus displayed and to the source of his power and influence. […] Read More

The most significant legislation in the history of religious freedom is not well known to most US citizens. That must change because Christian nationalists are conflating religious freedom to suit their theocratic aims. […] Read More

The culture of contempt is a prevalent force in US society. The author of a new book suggests we must follow 5 rules if we want to subvert that culture for the good of the nation and the world. […] Read More

God cares about the lost being found, the disconsolate comforted, the suffering helped, the poor lifted up. As Jesus’ story of the rich man and Lazarus teaches us, you cannot love people from a distance. It involves relationships. […] Read More

Most conservative evangelicals who exhibit unwavering support for President Trump refuse to acknowledge his flaws. If they truly loved him, however, they would be honest in their critique of him. […] Read More

We’re familiar with the Magi who brought gifts to infant Jesus, but there’s a second set of Magi in Scripture. One knew how to embrace mystery; the other refused to do so out of fear. Which group best represents you? […] Read More

As Christians, we proclaim Jesus became flesh and blood to be with us. Yet how many refugees, including 5,000 children torn from their parents’ care, at our southern border must wonder if God is really with them? Are we culpable? […] Read More