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Author Archives: LEROY HOWE
An early Christian hymn told of a man who emptied himself for others, for which God exalted him as the Jew’s Messiah and the world’s Savior. We are to empty ourselves for others, as he did. And that, in brief, … Continue reading
For decades, American foreign policy has consistently devalued Palestinians’ claims to respect, land, and opportunity in the Middle East. One result has been to increase exponentially the difficulties of overcoming poverty-inspired hopelessness in their territories. Marc Thiessen recently characterized present-day … Continue reading
It is one thing to believe that a collection of religious writings contains all that is necessary for salvation. It is quite another to believe that it answers every question about life in any sphere whatever. For example, consider our … Continue reading
For me, Black Friday sales didn’t hold a candle to the Nativity Scene controversy playing out the same week in Santa Monica, California. It challenges in a new way many Christians’ understanding of religious freedom in a religiously pluralistic society. … Continue reading
The “fiscal cliff” now looming, we are told, has to do with default settings in tax and spending policies. It’s worrisome, but it really isn’t the most dangerous cliff that we should be seeking to avoid. Always ahead of us … Continue reading
It could have been a lot worse. For instance, there could have been more signs like the one a Texas pastor put on the front of his church: “Vote for the Mormon, not the Muslim.” Early in the campaign, there … Continue reading
This past week I read a news story about a Palestinian teenager who died following a beating by her father, and his dousing her body with acid. It was the next day before her parents took their daughter to a … Continue reading
In many Protestant churches, it is customary to commemorate the Protestant Reformation in Sunday worship services on or before October 31 each year. At their best, these services call attention to what I believe is Protestantism’s single most important teaching. … Continue reading
Several readers of Faith Challenges have told me that they, too, were surprised by information in my previous blog about the “religiously unaffiliated.” They were especially concerned that so few are actively seeking a faith community that works for them. … Continue reading