Matthew 22:34-46: On Loving God, Loving Neighbor and #OWS

By Jaime Clark-SolesI was 17 years old. This was Philosophy 101. There stood Dr. Rob Brady, diminutive in stature, expansive in mind, with a Socratic gleam in his eye and devilish grin on his face. … [Read more...]

Matthew 22:15-22: The Heavy Cost Of Paying “The Emperor”

By Matthew L. SkinnerIt couldn’t hurt for Jesus to show up and weigh in on America’s current economic and political challenges. It might be helpful if he issued a declaration about who should pay taxes, and how much. Then again, this would likely get him killed all over again. … [Read more...]

Matthew 22:1-11 – A Biblical Case of Class Warfare

By Stephanie Buckhanon CrowderIn a recent town hall meeting a former Google executive asked President Obama to raise his taxes. The attendee stated that he had done quite well at the company and has chosen not to work any more. Through his increased taxes, this individual wants the government to continue investing in Pell Grants, infrastructure and job training. This call for the rich to pay more taxes is similar to the one Warren Buffet heralds when declaring he should not pay the same or … [Read more...]

Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20: Ten Commandments – Rules and Regulations?

By Eric D. BarretoHow many of the Ten Commandments can you name? If you are like most Americans, the number is far below the full ten. A 2007 survey reported that most Americans could rattle off the ingredients of a Big Mac more readily than the Ten Commandments. … [Read more...]

Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32: Prophetic Vision for a Just Economic Future

By Greg CareyEzekiel speaks compellingly to the current situation in the United States.  But is the prophet’s message true? … [Read more...]

Matthew 20:1-16: Justice Comes in the Evening

By Matthew L. Skinner … [Read more...]