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Ancient Laws for New Challenges: The Ten Commandments as a Critique of Inequality

You might be interested in reading my new article, “Ancient Laws for New Challenges: The Ten Commandments as a Critique of Inequality,” Ethics in Brief 22 (2017). Abstract: This article argues that the Ten Commandments summoned ancient Israel to live … Continue reading

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The Ten Commandments – God’s Economics

Few Christians realize that the ten commandments stridently address some pressing problems of our generation: massive inequality of wealth, growing refugee populations, rampant consumerism and more. In their original context the ten commandments were a platform for justice, and they are a … Continue reading

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God’s judgement: an exclusivist outrage or the end of oppression?

God’s judgement is a stench to many westerners. Yet Christians from other cultures who know the harsh reality of conflict and oppression cry out for the judgement of God. In scripture judgement means the end of oppression and violence. Belief … Continue reading

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