Dobson on the Border

As beloved as James Dobson is to the evangelical community, predominantly among those of us with white skin and grey hair (if any hair at all), having the audacity to expose a flaw of his, I might as well claim that Smokey Bear was a pyromaniac or Billy Graham smoked crack. Most of my contemporaries …

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 2 of 5ish)

"You Christians have been lawyering the Bible for 2000 years!” Bill Maher "You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.” Jesus Christ Attorney General Jeff Sessions quoted from Romans 13 to support the administration’s justification of incarcerating refugees like criminals and separating parents from their children. I …