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 large multi-colored teacher’s manual with […]
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 consolation or words of praise […]
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 the Brexit also has a […]
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. This post originally appeared in […]
The Christmas season offers Christians a very different model of greatness than the one that is assumed in presidential debates and campaign ads. What model do we choose?
After analyzing M.I.A’s latest song and music video, this blog entry raises questions about what it means to be church in the midst of the refugee crisis and argues that when refugees drown, we the Church drown too
Upon arriving in New York, Pope Francis immediately traveled to the center of the city’s ecclesial and civic life for a service of “Vespers with the Clergy, Men and Women Religious” at St. Patrick’s Cathedral […]
As a white guy wading into the thicket of commentary related to Ferguson, I need to say one thing up front: The economic, political, and social structures of white supremacy that both overtly and covertly […]
By Tony Alonso “Do not be afraid.” “Do not fear, little flock.” “Have no anxiety at all.” These, and dozens like them, are the phrases softly spoken by a radical rabbi from Nazareth in the […]