The Strangeness of Jesus, Equality, and Voting in the U.S.

Column by Rev. Mark Sandlin on May, 21 2020

It is difficult to read the teachings of Jesus and come away thinking that some people deserve to have more privileges than others. We are not only suppose to love our neighbors, but we are also suppose to love our enemies – equally.

Democracy in Chains and a New Religion of the True Believers (Part II)

Column by Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox on March, 29 2018

Surely this is a new religion isn’t it? Offering a new take on Jesus’ words? How amazing that so-called Evangelical “Christians” seem eager to follow what so blatantly contradicts Jesus’ teachings. It is curious that the new Koch Republican Party continues to court the Evangelical vote successfully since Buchanan and many of the thinkers in this cult were in fact atheists “who looked down on those who believe in God.”

Insights from Behind the Iron Curtain

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on December, 4 2014

I made my second trip in the last two years behind what was once known as the Iron Curtain recently. There I saw the impact of communism that had …

A Meditation on the State of America on its 237th Birthday

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on July, 11 2013

The United States celebrated its 237th birthday this past week. It seems, therefore, a fitting time for some moments of national reflection. In today’s column I seek to …

Political Gridlock and Presidential Politics

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on September, 1 2011

As I watch political gridlock creating recession in the United States, I find myself at a loss for words.  It does not help that I have just finished reading …