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September 15, 2019

Gospel proclamation need not be set against social care, for Biblical, spiritual redemption was never merely about individual or personal salvation, but about the establishment of a kingdom – both personal and cosmic.

March 14, 2019

Jim Wallis is a New York Times best-selling author, theologian, and international speaker and commentator on faith and public life, culture, and politics. He has written twelve books, including America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America and On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned About Serving the Common Good. Wallis has also written for major publications including The New York Times and Washington Post, and has appeared on news shows including CNN,...

March 14, 2019

Dr. Jennifer Frey is an assistant professor in the philosophy department at the University of South Carolina. She studies the intersection of philosophy of action, ethics, and meta-ethics, and has contributed to a book titled Self-Transcendence and Virtue. She participated in the University of Chicago’s Virtue, Happiness, and Meaning of Life project, a collaboration of philosophers, religious thinkers, and psychologists seeking to understand self-transcendence. Dr. Frey also writes for The Virtue Blog and hosts a...

October 10, 2018

“I get that slavery was bad, but it’s in the past. Why can’t people just get over it? And why do I have to do something about it? I never owned any slaves.”

Those comments shocked and unsettled me then and have remained with me ever since. Implicit in her dismissal of historical offenses was a denial of slavery’s insidious root of racism. Her latter comment revealed a dispassionate disavowal of any connection or responsibility.

Perhaps, being a product of an individualistic culture makes her thoughts somewhat relat...

February 21, 2018

The world is still reeling from President Trump’s recent comments about whether we really need more Haitian immigrants and how African nations are “s***hole countries (1). Perhaps even more shocking than his abhorrent comments is the fact that there are people who continue to adamantly affirm his rancor, revealing the heart of a nation that desperately needs healing and transformation. For years, people have attempted to address symptoms of this attitude with tolerance. Many educators and politicians use the word...

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