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 …

What God is Like (Musings on the character of God) #16

[This is the 2nd half of a brief chapter on God's justice. You might benefit from reading the 1st half first.] He’s compassionate in distribution Among us Evangelicals it’s a well-known fact, if not a particularly well-appropriated reality, that God is “consistent in retribution.” We know that his justice is retributive, and when he forgives, …