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Roger Vermalen Karban

Roger Vermalen Karban is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Roger Vermalen Karban

Mark’s Gospel provides a legal loophole for providing sanctuary. Will Christians use it?

By Roger Vermalen Karban — June 13, 2017
(RNS) God doesn’t first create laws, and then create humans to obey them. God creates humans, and then creates laws to help them live fulfilled lives.

Jesus and the ordination of women

By Roger Vermalen Karban — April 27, 2017
(RNS) One of the Catholic Church’s traditional arguments against the priestly ordination of women revolves around Jesus of Nazareth being a man. But the authors of the Christian Scriptures would never have understood that logic.

The Bible tells us so: Concern for immigrants is at the heart of faith

By Roger Vermalen Karban — March 23, 2017
(RNS) Both the Jewish and Christian Scriptures are clear about the obligation to care for 'resident aliens.' The same duty holds for believers today.
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