The Law is the Law, or is it? – Romans 13 and the Refugee Crisis (Part 6 of 5ish)

We’ve finally come to some concluding remarks on Romans 13:1-7. It did take a few more words than I anticipated, thus the “Part 6 of 5ish,” as anomalous as that is. We ended last time talking about the theological implications of the passage. I have a few more thoughts on that subject before calling it …

The Law is the Law, or is it? – Romans 13 and the Refugee Crisis (Part 5 of 5ish)

“You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions!” Jesus I’ve been saying from the beginning of this series that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other politicians, pundits, and preachers were mistaken when they used Romans 13:1-7 to justify the administration’s policy to separate parents from …

The Law is the Law, or is it? – Romans 13 and the Refugee Crisis (Part 3 of 5ish)

“Through your scientific genius you have made of the world a neighborhood, but through your moral and spiritual genius you have failed to make of it a brotherhood.” Martin Luther King Jr. in his message, Paul's Letter to American Christians. Various lawmakers and Christian have quoted Romans 13 in support of the present administration’s policy …