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

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. As we remember the tragedy of that day fifty years ago, we also observe MLK, Jr.'s life and legacy. An important part of his legacy came in the final years of his life as the Rev. Dr ...
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In observance of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Trinity Church Wall Street has produced a free video curriculum for use by individuals or group settings. Following is a description from Trinity's MLK Jr.: Epistles and Prophets: April 4th, 2018 marks 50 years since ...
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Rising damages from droughts, floods, heat waves, forest fires, extreme storms, and changing patterns of insect-borne diseases such as Dengue and Zika are just some of the dangers of long-term climate change.  It’s time that America commit to safe renewable energy sources that can protect us from climate hazards while ...
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In the middle of the 20th century, America built a network of roads, bridges, and telecommunications second to none in the world.  Yet for several decades, we have underinvested in maintaining and modernizing our infrastructure.  Our states are now filled with broken-down roads, closed bridges, mass congestion, and bottlenecks in ...
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America is a diverse society, and it works best when everybody who works hard can achieve their own vision and dreams.  We trust each other – and our nation – when we feel that we are getting a fair shake. Ensuring that everyone gets a fair chance at success is ...
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We know what is wrong with politics today: big corporate money drowns out voters, and politicians choose special interests over regular people.  Too many politicians vote for corporate tax breaks, subsidies, and bailouts for the rich and powerful that most people oppose.  And they implement voting procedures  designed to make ...
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