November 29, 2018

“You shall not wrong or oppress a resident alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt. You shall not abuse any widow or orphan.” Read more

November 28, 2018

I have a Google news alert in my RSS feed for the word “Satanic.” You never know what might pop up from that. Read more

November 26, 2018

In the Netherlands, the police are not allowed to enter a church during worship services — not even to arrest refugees they’re trying to deport. So one church is providing sanctuary to asylum-seekers by conducting a worship service that has continued for nearly three weeks. Cornelius ten Boom would approve. Read more

November 24, 2018

ICE agents emulate the tactics of slave-catchers from the 1850s, leading some North Carolina clergy to borrow the tactics of the Oberlin-Wellington Rescue. Now, as then, the law is on the side of the kidnappers. Read more

November 23, 2018

The authors don’t see anything strange or embarrassing in Rayford’s swooping in to grab the last spot while others are forced to circle the block. Like Rayford himself, they seem oblivious to his behavior. That Guy never realizes he’s That Guy. Read more

November 21, 2018

The willingness of so many white American Christians to bear false witness against these neighbors — to seek out, to desire, and to accept such false witness, and then to eagerly pass it on — says a great deal about the substance and quality and meaning of their purported faith. Read more

November 20, 2018

The Southern Strategy, the Bible professor behind a racist slimeball political attack, and a local DA who seems to idolize Frank Rizzo. (Plus more from Fang Fang and from the Apostle Paul — at the same time.) Read more

November 19, 2018

That micromaniacal focus on the letter of the law, Paul says, causes them to miss the “greater glory,” making them “incompetent” for the new thing the gospel is perpetually bringing about — a ministry “not of letter, but of spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” Read more

November 19, 2018

This dispute in Galatians 2 precisely parallels the current dispute within what we now call the “church” over the unqualified welcome and full equality of LGBT+ Christians. Read more

November 18, 2018

Galatians 2:1-10 Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along with me. I went up in response to a revelation. Then I laid before them (though only in a private meeting with the acknowledged leaders) the gospel that I proclaim among the outsiders, in order to make sure that I was not running, or had not run, in vain. But even Titus, who was with me, was not compelled to act like an insider,… Read more

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