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EDITORIAL: Faith: Compartmental or consistent?

Paul Ryan, Joe BidenThe candidates for vice president of the United States provide case studies in how Christians compartmentalize their faith. When they—and we—allow this to happen, expediency engulfs ethics; pragmatism pummels principle.
       

EDITORIAL: Life, assault weapons & consistency

EditorialWhy do so many people who take a pro-life position on abortion take an anti-life position on possession of firearms designed to execute multiple victims in mere seconds?

       

EDITORIAL: The 'God particle' & the Creator

Unless you've been sucked into a black hole, you've heard of the Higgs boson. Raise your hand if, when you first saw "the God particle" in a headline, you plowed into the story to see if scientists had discovered a subatomic something that explains and/or verifies the existence of God. Me, too.
       

EDITORIAL: Workers join God in co-creation


Is Monday your best or worst day of the week? Either answer isn't good if you're trying to lead a God-centered life.

       

Editorial: A possibility for immigration reform

Gridlock has become the metaphor for 21st century America. Fortunately, Americans of faith and goodwill have taken significant action toward unsnarling an ideological intersection that has been gridlocked for years—immigration reform.
       

EDITORIAL: Stress test: Rereading Matthew 25


In this issue of the Standard, we take the "Matthew 25 Test." How well are churches feeding the hungry and thirsty, welcoming the strangers, clothing the naked, mending the sick and ministering to people in prison?

       

EDITORIAL: Why I stopped urging, 'Take care'

Take CareFor several years, I closed emails with "Take care." But "take care" is lousy advice and even worse theology.

       

EDITORIAL: Pull the switch on the death penalty

Gov. Rick Perry should place a moratorium on executions, and the next session of the Texas Legislature should vote to abolish the death penalty.
       

EDITORIAL: Did God really tell you to do that?

How should we—finite human beings—determine, much less claim, the will of infinite God Almighty?
       

EDITORIAL: Evangelism: Not just for extroverts

People who only know me casually typically think I'm an extrovert. This is a common projection upon people who have some form of public role.
       

EDITORIAL: An ancient story; still true in 2012

Oppression of the poor is as old as the Bible, but so is compassion.
       

EDITORIAL: Winsome witness to repulsive religion

Wherever you turn, it seems, you see Americans arguing about religion. Small wonder, then, the fastest-growing religious group in the nation is composed of the "nones," or people who say they have no religious affiliation.
       

EDITORIAL: Chewing up anger, 1 bite at a time

Giving up "anger" for Lent this year is harder than I thought.
       

EDITORIAL: Lessons from a political dogfight

President Obama's latest run-in with U.S. Catholic bishops provided what parents like to call a "teachable moment." Whether Americans learned a lesson is anybody's guess.
       

EDITORIAL: Don't worry, but get up & get busy

Worry is one of the most insidious sins. It saps our faith, distracts us from doing what we can and blinds us to God's grace among us.
       
 
 
 
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