God's Politics

“It is unconscionable that Bethlehem should be allowed to die slowly from strangulation.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu When we hear about Bethlehem this Christmas season, what do we imagine? A town far away and frozen in time? Or security walls, […]

I found Mark C. Taylor’s New York Times op-ed, “The Devoted Student,” interesting but off-base. Students exist who wouldn’t know how to handle a serious intellectual engagement with ideas seemingly hostile to faith. However, though these students exist, I am […]

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One of our regular bloggers, Diana Butler Bass, had the great idea to asked the Red Letter Christians group for short lists of their favorite books that they’ve read this year. We’ve gotten a great response and will be sharing […]

Fed up with the so-called “War on Christmas” craziness? One of our readers decided to fight back – with poetry: ‘Twas the month before Christmas; with anticipation,I’d prayed to be peaceful, I’d felt adoration. The Good News was soon to […]

We Red Letter Christians (Evangelicals who don’t want to be identified with the Religious Right) have long been frustrated by the fact that we haven’t had the means to get out the message of who we are and what we […]

As an example of suffering and patience, beloved, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. Indeed we call blessed those who showed endurance. You have heard of the endurance of Job, and you have seen the […]

We’ve all heard the tired sermon cliches about the real meaning of Christmas being overshadowed by the materialism and commercialism of holiday shopping. Blah Blah Blah. Well, here’s another layer of crass holiday exploitation for you: The very people claiming […]

OK. I’m going to respond to some of the rants in the blog comments. Yes, I read them, and you know who you are. There are also some very insightful comments each week on our blog, but those are not […]

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