Asking Attorney General Sessions — And Us — To Think More About Romans 13

Numerous commentators have pointed out some problems with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions citing a passage from the Bible to support regulations about people entering the United States without official government permission.  He points to Romans 13:1,2 to say that authorities are ordained by God. I agree with these commentators that it is not so [...]

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Grateful: A Revolution That Can Change Us and the World

Theologian, author, and social critic Diana Butler Bass spoke at our Spring Meeting on the subject of her new book, Grateful. But she started off by talking about religious affiliation in the US today, showing a chart that indicated that while the US has become more pluralistic in the past few decades it has also [...]

Immigrants and Refugees: Flight into Egypt

This final blog on Immigrants and Refugees will deal theme of the refugee in the Gospel of Matthew.

Immigrants and Refugees: Siding with outlaws and fugitives 

This second blog on Immigrants and Refugees will deal with the usage of the formula Widows, Orphans and Sojourners in Deuteronomy.

Immigrants and Refugees: In Absence of a Patron

Debate rages about immigrants, migrants, and refugees around the world. Governments have fallen over the issue and we have stumbled from crisis to crisis, egged on by demagogues. The tradition has also wrestled with same issues, especially in Deuteronomy and the Gospel of Matthew in ways that may be instructive for our situation. This blog [...]