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Jesus is Coming…

December 4th, 2014 · Comments Off on Jesus is Coming… · Faith and the City

Dear Friends in Christ, Advent is a season of waiting. We wait for Christ to appear. We wait for the baby to be born in Bethlehem. We are also waiting, in general, for God to show up and make all things right. What are we supposed to do while we wait? Is waiting “passive”—permission to […]

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Protestants and the Court

May 14th, 2010 · 11 Comments · Faith and the City

This week, Elena Kagan, former dean of Harvard Law School and Solicitor General, was chosen by President Obama to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court.  In the coming month, the debate surrounding Ms. Kagan’s confirmation will address her educational background, her intellectual abilities, her knowledge of the law, and (especially) her perspectives on interpreting […]

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Money and Morals

May 7th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Faith and the City

I am on the train on the way back from New Haven, Connecticut.  For the past two days, I have been part of a conference, “Money and Morals after the Crash,” at Yale Divinity School.  This conference has tossed together economists, ethicists and pastors.  Against the backdrop of wild gyrations in the markets, violent demonstrations […]

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