Thomas Reese writes that for more than a century, Catholic social teaching has advocated not for a minimum wage but for a living wage for workers. Sadly, however, the U.S. Congress cannot even increase the minimum wage because of parliamentary rules and Republican opposition.
Since the attack on the U.S. Capitol, the term “Christian Nationalism” is showing signs of becoming an all-purpose condemnation of any effort to integrate Christian beliefs with civic engagement, even perfectly peaceful ones. So what is Christian Nationalism, and what is it not?
While evangelical participation in and support for the Jan. 6 event profoundly saddens me, I’m not shocked by it either. Big-name preachers, ministry celebrities and political figures have stoked fear, resentment, and affront among my fellow believers for nearly half a century.
How do we as a church move forward together after the Trump presidency? Chris Davis doesn’t think we need a new program or the next expert to address this question. Rather, the answer is found in the fundamental elements of church life: worship, nurture, and mission around the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Bible is clear that we are to pray for our leaders no matter what our political preference may be. Paul’s First Letter to Timothy makes clear that we are called to pray for our leaders. Preaching for Carter taught me a few things about how I want to pray for any president.
In government circles, truth-tellers are known as “whistleblowers, but it’s fitting that they are also otherwise known as “prophets at work.” The challenges whistleblowers face are complex. Faith communities have a role in supporting these truth-tellers.