Skip to site content

What Would Jesus Do?

Religion is in the news again. An article by Daniel Burke, CNN’s religion writer, describes the chaotic clashing of religions and religious beliefs in the U.S. Burke cites several examples, including: President Trump declaring that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a move quickly scraping the veneer off competing religions in that region. […] Read More

Charles Sheldon wrote a book in 1896 titled “In His Steps.” It was subtitled “What Would Jesus Do?”  The book grew out of a series of sermons he delivered in his congregation. The thrust of his book was that Jesus was not only our Savior, but also a moral example for our daily lives. Later, Walter […] Read More

The language of my faith is replete with appeals for believers to “be faithful to Jesus.” Other words include “faithful follower,” “loyal disciple” and “let Jesus be Lord of your life.” The theology behind the language is simple and yet profound. Most Protestant evangelicals believe that Jesus fulfilled everything God has ever tried to tell […] Read More

In the first formal communication between the two nations in 27 years, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wrote a letter to President Bush challenging U.S. policies as contrary to the teachings of Jesus. “I have been told that Your Excellency follows the teachings of Jesus, and believes in the divine promise of the rule of the […] Read More

Rather than “smoking guns” and military timetables, our government needs to take initiatives that offer alternatives to war. Fundamentalist preacher Bob Jones, president of Bob Jones University, answered that Jesus met a Roman centurion and never rebuked him for being a warrior. Then Jones added that Jesus knew war and rumors of wars will be […] Read More