In September, less than two months before the election, Shark Week X asked, How Would Jesus Vote? As John Slattery wrote, the question could be rephrased as, ” What would Jesus […]
While it is tempting to set Donald Trump up as being the as the Anti-Pope Francis, such a view is both simplistic and dangerous. Such a binary ignores the profound depth of the pope’s message and his continuity with the Catholic-Biblical tradition.
Upon the results of the election, Donald Trump dramatically pivoted from a campaign based on “us vs. them” rhetoric to that of unity: “Now it is time for America to bind […]
Near the end of the classic movie and screenplay about St. Thomas More, “A Man for All Seasons,” More finds himself imprisoned for not signing King Henry VIII’s Act of Succession. […]
As Theological Shark Week X winds down, I’d like to take a moment to talk about the event of voting itself. Christine McCarthy and Stephen Okey helped us think about […]
While it’s hard to say whether or how Jesus would vote in this election, we can be sure that attempting to understand, empathize, and engage our “enemies” in genuine dialogue is essential to loving them as Jesus taught his followers to do.
During my first year of teaching at a high school, I was handed the preexisting curriculum for the sophomore class. I vividly remember sitting at my desk starring at the […]
The Psalms aren’t generally the first place we think to look in the Bible for a political vision, perhaps because they are so often used as a source of private […]
The historic vote this week by a slim majority of the British people to leave the European Union –the so-called “Brexit” – signals a major political and economic challenge. But […]
Author’s Note: On this, the birthday of Karl Marx, amid the shaping of an unprecedented political landscape, I felt moved to repost this reflection on property and Christianity with a few minor edits. […]