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In society and church, our desire to measure and value everything in monetary terms always takes us down the path of dehumanization and idolatry. As people of a gracious God, do we know the most important things in life are free? […] Read More

Citing the Psalms in his address for the World Day of the Poor 2019, Pope Francis said the inequalities and social imbalances described in the Bible are largely unchanged today, ‘as if history has taught us nothing.’ […] Read More

As Christians, rapidly escalating health care costs and the reality that our neighbors cannot afford health care should trouble our souls. The health of God’s creation is central to the good news. Here are 4 ways we can respond. […] Read More

The gospel of Jesus envisioned not only individual salvation but also redemption of the nation, according to theologian Walter Rauschenbusch. Christian leaders do a great service for church members by educating them on social ethics. […] Read More

When people are so focused on their own desires or needs to the point they can imagine nothing else, they will invariably worship the one who claims to be able to assuage their hunger, opening a door to exploitation and oppression. […] Read More

A white police officer, convicted of killing a black man in his own home, is sentenced to 10 years. A deputy, who is a Sikh believer, is gunned down during a traffic stop. Am I naïve to think racial justice in the US is improving? […] Read More

The world is not on track to meet most of the targets of the UN’s sustainable development goals by 2030. And in four areas, the world is trending toward ‘negative tipping points’ that could lead to irreversible changes. […] 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

Does the US economy work for everyone or just for some? Instead of fighting against an unjust system, we pursue nicer houses, better cars and exotic vacations. Instead of working for more, perhaps we should work for better. […] Read More

Theologian and pastor Walter Rauschenbusch affirmed a deep relationship between his Christian faith and ordinary daily work, writing a book of prayers addressing the struggle of ordinary workers. Those prayers still resonate today. […] Read More