Karl Barth made famous the advice to preach with the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other. Most of Jesus’ ministry was done in the public square. Our calling as Christians is to engage the public issues of our day in working for justice and peace. In so doing we are to love God, love our neighbor, and respect the dignity of every human being.

I organize my various blog posts which relate to Faith in the Public Square. Some are commentary on certain issues of the day, while others offer more detailed analysis into social justice issues. For my economic justice project see GOD’S ECONOMICS.

 

Faith in the Public Square Blog Posts

Bishops United Against Gun Violence have issued a Call to Action. Following is a reprint of the original statement. The heart of our nation has been broken yet again by another mass shooting at an American school. We offer our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those ...
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Accept our repentance, Lord, for the wrongs we have done: for our blindness to human need and suffering, and our indifference to injustice and cruelty. These words are from the Litany of Penitence for Ash Wednesday (Book of Common Prayer, p. 266). They are words spoken in faith. Words have ...
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Budgets are moral documents because they reflect our values. How we spend our money says something about us, whether we like it or not. The federal government's budget is no different. Where the nation chooses to spend our tax dollars indicates where the collective national values are. Or, to be ...
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I was listening to WFYI last week and heard a story which had me questioning if I heard the figures correctly. I checked the article at WFYI's website and confirmed what I had heard to be true. It was both shocking and, sadly, at the same time, not all that ...
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Global political and business leaders are gathering this week (Jan. 23-26, 2018) in Davos, Switzerland for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. The agenda will cover a wide-range of issues on industry, geostrategy, economics, environment, and more. These leaders meet at a time when the wealth gap continues ...
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I should begin by stating that this is not addressed to all white evangelicals. That would be painting with a broad a brush. The Rev. Jim Wallis is a white evangelical. This is not addressed to him or other white evangelicals who work tirelessly to proclaim God's message of love, ...
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