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Ahmed Mohamed, Fear, and Love

Ahmed Mohamed. Guilty of being smart and brown. Guilty of being precocious and Muslim? Arab? He built a clock. He was taken into custody and would only say it was a clock. Because… well… it was a clock. Here’s a persecution worth getting worked up about. Or maybe it’s better to say that here is […]

Mr Rogers neighbor

Healthy Theology: Loving Neighbor

Last week, I started musing a bit on how we might achieve theological health. Riffing off the following from Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul?, I suggested that our starting point might be asking the question, “How do we best love God?”: …theology that produces bad behavior loses its claim to be giving faithful stage […]

Matthew, Jesus, and Law

I had a professor friend who used to say (maybe he still does) that every controversy of the first couple centuries of the church’s life was over the (dis)continuity of the Old Testament and the life/faith of the church. We see on the pages of the New Testament that questions about circumcision, food laws, and […]