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From improving economic opportunities for all to treating and preventing the spread of deadly diseases, government and nongovernmental organizations, including faith-based groups, often work together for the common good. […] Read More

We seem to be in a metaphorical exile. Forces inconsistent with values we claim as a foundation for our society appear to have taken control of our identity. Don’t give in to helplessness. Here’s what to do until the ‘empire’ falls. […] Read More

Two campaigns inserted themselves into the U.S. political cycle on Sunday, both seeking to shake up the political scene in the run up to the 2020 election by returning civility and constructive dialogue to U.S. politics. […] Read More

Our impeachment process could be seen as a kind of collective confession of a dereliction of duty as citizens to defend the Constitution. We must do more than assign wrongdoing; we must enter into collective confession and penance. […] Read More

The church is both a household and a body politic. When churches recover and live in alignment with the gospel’s political claims, they will attract the attention and even ire of the powers and principalities of this world. […] Read More

Since the time of the early church, Christians have debated the church’s role in society. Some choose separation; others seek power; still others shrink away. However, there’s a fourth and more authentic path to let your light shine. […] Read More

Secular, earthly partisan politics is a contest for power and hegemony, making it innately antithetical to the gospel and the teachings of Jesus who revealed God’s reign of love. We can’t be religious collaborators of the empire. […] Read More

The church should stay out of politics, some say. However, the practice of our faith carries political implications, often transformative ones, including these four examples when Christians stood up to political ideologies. […] Read More

Despite our heritage of religious freedom and the lessons of history, US Christians are quick to use legislation as a crutch to avoid accepting the personal responsibility we have been given. […] Read More

How should we react to the president’s racist tweets? Repeatedly, we discover Jesus combating myopic and hateful attitudes. Through words and actions, Jesus offers an example of how to conqueror bigotry, xenophobia and racism. […] Read More