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At Christmas, we sing the message of incarnation in ancient words and imagery. But do we allow it to change us? Will we see the face of Christ in the faces of children traversing borders in our own land today? […] Read More

During the impeachment debate, US Rep. Barry Loudermilk said President Trump received fewer rights than Jesus before Pilate. Here are 3 reasons such rhetoric, infusing religious narrative into a legal debate, is disturbing. […] Read More

While the season of Advent and Christmas will be and has been political, it’s not partisan. Scripture unveils the political reality of the season, in which those consigned to the back row of society have been brought to the front. […] Read More

Funding and staff cuts at 30 state environmental agencies over a decade have made it more difficult to assess and enforce violations of environmental rules put in place to protect public health, a nonprofit group said. […] Read More

The divine right of kings is being repackaged today by politicians attempting to advocate for God’s endorsement upon their policies and candidates. However, proclaiming such a right is dangerous for both our faith and democracy. […] 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

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 Amazon rainforest isn’t burning; it’s being burned. The reason: Corporations and financiers want its resources. And the quickest way to gain access to them is to torch the forest. Their greed spells bad news for the planet. […] Read More

The founders of the United States didn’t rely on the Ten Commandments to forge our nation’s laws. Indeed, their goal was to ensure religion would neither control government nor contend with unnecessary government entanglement. […] Read More

Teachers and schools are in charge of our most precious resource yet struggle for adequate financing. What if schools enjoyed pork-barrel largesse and the military depended on corporate charity? Talk about a reversal of fortunes. […] Read More