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Prophetic Witness

Puritan theologian Roger Williams forcefully declared that Jesus should not be associated with our lust for forced conformity and reliance upon civil government. His writings may be messy and difficult, but they’re worth a read. […] Read More

Is Christianity culturally relative? The most frightening part, if that is true, is the unintentional license it gives to US Christians to develop ‘our own version of Christianity’ based on our deep-seated American exceptionalism. […] Read More

When national rulers oppress their own people and abuse their power for personal wealth and prestige, how should Christians respond to the corruption and injustice? These 5 responses help answer that question. […] Read More

The prophet Jeremiah urged King Zedekiah to seek a solution to the Babylonian threat short of open conflict. The king chose the counsel of his hard-line advisers to pursue militant resistance. The similarities to today are striking. […] Read More

It’s an often-overlooked Old Testament account. Standing up to authority in a male-dominated society, the daughters of Zelophehad challenged an unjust law, scoring a victory for a woman’s right to inherit property. […] Read More

Far too many Christians consider environmental concerns a side issue that is irrelevant to salvation, a matter for pagans and tree huggers. The church has abandoned its prophetic task, and scientists have filled in the gap. […] Read More

Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg at the UN condemned preceding generations and current leaders, challenging them to immediately address and act on climate change. She joins other teens who are speaking out on crucial issues. […] Read More

God calls us to speak out against injustice. When we do, we need to do so with humility and a heartfelt longing for people to change for the better. Otherwise, we become judgmental, ignoring the love and kindness that Jesus preaches. […] Read More

Many people stay silent about climate change, preferring to avoid conflict. However, when danger is imminent, it’s time to speak up. And so it is time, as people of faith, to talk about the climate crisis. […] Read More

The evil of idols is clear throughout Scripture. Although we no longer worship golden calves, a new form of idolatry consumes the US. We worship guns, thinking they are the only thing that will protect us. […] Read More