Red Letter Christians's articles

  1. General Christian
By William J. Barber, II, Liz Theoharis, Iva Carruthers, and Rick Jacobs According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 300,000 more people have died in the US during the coronavirus pandemic than would in a typical year. As faith leaders who’ve said burial rites, sat virtual shiva, and prayed the […]
  1. General Christian
The separation of church and state notwithstanding, our religious communities are by no means insulated from our current political maelstrom. Far from it. Late in this latest political race, in the context of COVID, of an increase in sectarian violence, in both racism and talk of anti-racism, church bodies discuss how to hold Americans together […]
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Politically related violence and the threat of more of the same is on the rise in the United States. Concern over partisan street battles and the possibility of a new American civil war has been voiced by academics and experts who have studied the breakdown of societies in other countries. Hostile division and the bloody […]
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“I don’t think we can get free until we’re willing to tell the truth about our history. I do believe in truth and  reconciliation, I just believe that truth and reconciliation are sequential. That you can’t have the reconciliation without  the truth.” – Bryan Stevenson.   During my twenties, when I lived in New Orleans, I […]
  1. General Christian
Editor’s Note: This is an anonymously written essay taken from Keeping the Faith: Reflections on Politics and Christianity in the Era of Trump and Beyond. Each Friday between now and Election Day 2020, we will be sharing new excerpts from this anthology of dissent.  Disciples of Jesus know that God persistently asks us to consider what […]
  1. General Christian
The faith-based choice for president is the one who extends empathy to everyone across our states.  Empathy, after all, is the value that Jesus lived and breathed. He saw throngs of people in his travels and “had compassion on them because they were harassed and helpless.” He said nations will be judged on how they […]
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Editor’s note: Singer/Songwriter and participant of the Red Letter Christians Artists and Musicians Collective, Paul Demer, recently released a new congregational worship song entitled “Love for Enemies.” Read about it and watch the lyric video below! I originally wrote “Love For Enemies” for New Braunfels Presbyterian Church (USA) in the Texas Hill Country. I was […]

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