Tagged: idolatry

Living the First Commandment

By Susan Mark Landis These are First Commandment days. You probably remember the first of the Ten Commandments: “You shall have no other gods before me.” When I was a kid, I thought I...

Costly Grace

An interview with Rev. Rob Schenck By Kristyn Komarnicki “One of my favorite moments in the Gospels is when Jesus told his disciples what would be the hallmark of a Christian: ‘By this shall...

When Patriotism Becomes Idolatry

By Stephen Mattson More often than not, what Christians think of as ‘patriotism’ is what God defines as ‘idolatry.’ Jesus once said, “render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the...

13 Strategies for Seekers of Shalom

By Vernon Grounds 1. Pray! Pray daily and specifically in keeping with I Timothy 2:1-5; II Corinthians 10:3-5; Ephesians 6:1-10. 2. Keep informed regarding the development of international and national affairs. Be concerned about the...

No, I Won’t Pledge My Allegiance

By Sarah Withrow King Full disclosure: I’m starting to write this article with Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna’ Take It” blaring through my earbuds. “We’ll fight the powers that be” indeed. I did not...

Market Fundamentalism

Where money is an idol, being poor is the greatest of sins. by Sharon Delgado When Marie’s house was foreclosed upon, auctioned off on the steps of the county courthouse, she wandered through the...