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
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
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
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
“Compassion and justice are companions, not choices.”
—William Sloane Coffin, Jr.