The Character of God’s Rule

Will Trump allow waterboarding? “We’re going to have a president who will never say what we’ll never do,” says Gov. Mike Pence. — Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) November 20, 2016 The controversial nature of president-elect Donald Trump’s campaign and the tone of his leadership have provoked me to do some thinking about the nature of … More The Character of God’s Rule

A Prayer for the Times

The recent weeks of political turmoil and civil unrest have brought to mind a prayer written by one of my favorite Old Testament scholars, Walter Brueggemann. I think he penetrates our current time with a stunningly accurate diagnosis of our culture (both Christian and non). I hope you’ll find Dr. Brueggemann’s words as comforting and … More A Prayer for the Times

The Grammar of Scripture

Much can and should be said of the violent rhetoric surrounding this campaign season. Liberal and conservative, news media and social media, public and private conversations, have all been saturated with unfair caricatures, incendiary comments, half-truths, dismissive assertions and triumphant shaming of whichever camp one is set against. And the worst part is much is … More The Grammar of Scripture