Commentary

Justice and Righteousnesss

December 22, 2013
The King is Born, so What?
This time of the year we sing all of those Christmas carols, but I think that too often it is done out of rote memory rather than conviction. There is often a syrupy sentimentality about a baby, born in a manger, without really understanding the full significance of what Christmas is about. So it seems appropriate to take into account a few important perspectives that will help us to fully appreci

Ethics as Worship

September 18, 2014
An Invitation to Dialogue with Evangelicals for Marriage Equality
Baptist Press published an article yesterday with comments from various Southern Baptist thinkers and leaders (and then me) responding to the launch of Evangelicals for Marriage Equality (EME). For those of you not familiar with EME, the opening paragraph of their statement of belief reads as follows: As Evangelicals for Marriage Equality, we believe you […]

Law and the Created Order

July 1, 2014
Hobby Lobby: The Morning After
The Supreme Court’s decision in Hobby Lobby v. Burwell no doubt represents a victory for the cause of religious freedom. If the Court’s minority had had one more vote the Green and Hahn families would be faced with some very difficult choices in the weeks to come. As it stands, for the first time the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed that a corporation is a “person&rdqu

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