Honoring the image of God and the inherent dignity of all people requires honoring all families.
The increase in CO2 is having such a drastic effect on Earth, that Bill McKibben suggests that we should no longer call it Earth, but Eaarth—the additional “a” indicating a significant, though not fatal, change.
One could argue that America’s decline in religious participation has paved the way for replacement, that in the place of God, a new idol of politics has emerged.
I have my own opinion on patriotism in the church until a woman who lost a son in Iraq shares hers, and it becomes obvious that any conversation about the flag in the church isn’t really about the flag in the church.
In Scripture, the book of Esther is full of funny comedic mirrors, but it is not all fun and games. I believe that this tiny book in the canon of Scripture has something to teach us about the dangers of comedic mirroring.
It is easy for people to celebrate globalization when their own jobs are not subject to foreign workplace export or replacement by imported foreign workers.