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America First

President Trump sold voters with the ‘America First’ slogan that his every decision would be for America’s best interests. However, his rhetoric and behavior reveal his number-one priority has always been his self-interest. […] Read More

The president has a difficult time understanding and relating to others not of his fold. He persists in making comments based upon preconceived ideas he has about the world, which often tend to be false stereotypes based upon race. […] Read More

When evangelicals surrender to the selfish and self-centered politics of “America First,” they abandon the teachings of Jesus and submit themselves to idolatry. It may be harsh, but it’s time to separate from them. […] Read More

We teach our children from a very young age not to be selfish. It’s one of those qualities we easily see as a negative. When one child is selfishly guarding a toy to themselves, we interject, “Now, remember. We have to be nice and share with our friends.” Or when another child selfishly demands somebody […] Read More

Applying the imperative, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” is central in Christian ethics. It draws directly on Jesus’ teachings (see, for example, Matthew 22:36-40), which draw directly on the Hebrew Scriptures (see, for example, Leviticus 19:18). One of the most well-known texts addressing this calling is the “Parable of the Good Samaritan” (Luke 10:25-37), where […] Read More

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson emphasized a distinction between policies and values in his May 3, 2017, address to State Department employees. “I think it’s important to also remember that guiding all of our foreign policy actions are our fundamental values: our values around freedom, human dignity, the way people are treated,” he stated. […] Read More