Mark D. Roberts
June 2010 Archives

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the University of California – Hasting College of Law against the Christian Legal Society. You can read the official opinion here on Christian Legal Society v. Martinez (U.C. Hastings) here (PDF […]

I have been watching for some time the move in Europe to limit religious liberty for the sake of, well, liberty. At least that’s what they’re saying in Europe: limit liberty for the sake of liberty. Hmmm. My attention was […]

As USA Today headline from today’s edition warns: “FDA report reveals airline food could pose health threat.” When I read that headline, my first thought was . . . What airline food? Then I started thinking about it . . […]

Suppose you live in a country that is home . . . but not quite home. You find yourself fitting in to the culture of the place you live, but not quite. You embrace the values of your current home, […]

READ Psalm 136:1-26   Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good!     His faithful love endures forever. Psalm 136:1 My grandmother had a collection of sayings that she repeated again and again and again. I heard her say, “Make somebody […]

Behind the place we stay at at Laity Lodge, I have a bird feeder that gets plenty of visitors. Sparrows, chickadees, cardinals, and titmice are plentiful. But so are other, less welcome critters. The squirrels seem to think that our […]

What should be our goal as Christians when it comes to illegal immigration? What are we trying to accomplish? Or what should we be trying to accomplish? For some Christians, the “big goal” has to do, first, with extensive legal […]

I have recently read a book that addresses the issue of illegal immigration from a Christian perspective and want to recommend it to you. The book is Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible by M. Daniel […]

Henry G. Brinton, a Presbyterian pastor and eloquent commentator of matters of religion and culture, asks in yesterday’s USA Today: “Are social media changing religion?”  The answer must surely be “Yes, in ways we haven’t begun to comprehend.” The trickier […]

Here are links to two thoughtful and thought-provoking articles related to the impact of technology on our lives. One deals specifically with implications for the church. The other shoots for a broader target, but has many implications for the church […]