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Still Separate / Never Equal

Educational achievement in the United States is marked by great racial disparity from start to finish. In kindergarten, black children have lower average test scores than white children. As they […]

Being Rich on Death Row

If you’re wealthy and you find yourself on death row, it’s a pretty good situation. You get gourmet food, a luxury bed, and all the satellite TV you want. Hold […]

A Theology of Guns

Whether you love guns or hate them, I’m about to disappoint you. Guns are my assigned topic this week, but I can’t take a righteous stand for or against. To […]

Love a Muslim Today

In a 2015 survey, most Americans (83 percent) said they knew little or nothing about the religious practices and beliefs of Muslims. And yet nearly half said, “the values of […]

Is Homosexuality A Sin?

Some Christians call homosexuality an abomination, so let’s talk about that. Turning to the Bible, Proverbs 6:16-19 is perfect for this occasion: There are six things that the Lord hates, […]

The United States of Humanity

What country pops into your head when you think of the cruelest citizens? If you define cruel citizens as those who support subjecting other people – for no good reason […]

A Not So Gentlemanly Agreement

If everyone currently housed in U.S. jails and prisons were incarcerated together in a single facility, it would tie Houston as the fourth largest city in the country. The United […]

Interplanetary Proselytizing

The recent discovery of Proxima B, a neighboring planet with the right attributes to support life, has some Christians asking a burning question: If aliens are out there, should we […]

Guilty Until Proven Wealthy

The Chicago Tribune headline read: “Willie Wilson bails out inmates charged with misdemeanors in bid for reform,” but one commenter suggested a different headline: “Willie Wilson unleashes criminals back into […]