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Prophetic Witness

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

Names carry an aspirational quality; parents want to grant a graceful gift for a child to carry throughout life. If God were to assign the US a new name reflecting who we are, what might it be? Idolatrous? Cruel? Bully? […] Read More

Prathia Hall said “living in the face of death” was “the most powerful expression of freedom-faith.” A new book tells how she followed God’s call to work for liberation for all people, even knowing the risks. […] Read More

We’re familiar with the biblical record of Nathan’s confrontation of King David and his abuse of power. But what about the subjects of David, who enabled his abusive behavior for their own goals? Imagine the sequel. […] Read More

Forcibly separating families unnecessarily – especially as a deterrent to cause fear among would-be immigrant families – is cruel. U.S. churches must stand against this crime against humanity. […] Read More

As many evangelicals perpetuate Christian nationalism and seek access to political power today, they should recall the courageous stance of a Christian and GOP senator who prophetically spoke truth to power in 1973. […] Read More

Not only was Martin Luther King Jr. an effective preacher, but also a poet whose words shattered the settled reality of cruelty and hate and helped us see the hope of a new possibility through his vision of the beloved community. […] Read More

Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech is remembered for its high-note ending, but a closer look reveals most of the speech was more about the nightmare of injustice. […] Read More