Emma Cook

PCG Intern

The Sum of God’s Work

Sunday morning, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation” to defend his remarks to the Ohio Christian Alliance. While speaking to the conservative Christian group last weekend, Santorum stated that President Obama perpetuates “some phony theology. Not a theology based on the Bible. A different theology.” This statement itself is problematic in several ways, not least of which is the tired implication that the president might not be a Christian. It was Santorum’s clean up, though, that actually mucked everything up. more

What Next?

As the Church moves from a season of centering into one of rejoicing, we, the body of Christ, remember and participate in the resurrection. Congregations around the world gathered, hearing the many meanings of the empty tomb. And then, they must decide what to do next. more

The Compassion of Christ

By now, everyone reading this probably knows of the financial crunch the state of Illinois is in. The consensus is that the state’s debt sits at around $13 billion dollars. That is half of Illinois’s 26 billion dollar general revenue fund, of which 9 out of every 10 dollars are spent on education, healthcare, human services, and public safety. Our problem is not, as many would be surprised to learn, profligate spending, but a flawed tax system. So… more

Isaiah 58

God wants us to free the oppressed, feed the hungry, and house the homeless as an outpouring of our faith in God and love for God’s world. more

Despair is Not an Option

Those of us who work for social justice know the steep mountain we face, but our faith sheds light and joy on an otherwise contested environment. more

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”

—Martin Luther King, Jr.