Richard Mouw is Professor of Faith and Public Life at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he also served as president for twenty years. He is the author of twenty books, including Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World. He earned his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Chicago.
To my fellow evangelicals: What you’re cheering in Jerusalem is shameful
(RNS) — It was a shameful thing for evangelical pastors to be celebrating the opening of the embassy in Jerusalem while the Israeli army was killing dozens of Palestinian protesters.
Earth Days past and present
(RNS) — If I had to choose a Bible verse for a sermon I would give on Earth Day this year, it would be Psalm 24, verse 1: ‘The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.’ And I would encourage our taking an inventory of what is happening in ‘the fullness thereof.’
Two tearful faces that make me pray for peace with North Korea
(RNS) — I despise Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s leader. But I offer up my prayers for peace regularly — prayers that are associated with the tears on two faces I saw while visiting a church in a village 10 hours north of Pyongyang.
Remember when liberals wanted evangelicals to be more political?
(RNS) — The evangelicalism that nurtured me in my early years wasn’t — strictly speaking — ‘apolitical.’ Rather, the pattern was a political ‘quietism. Support the basic patterns of the political status quo. Be good citizens. Be proud of what your country has traditionally stood for.
What we can learn from the Dutch on Memorial Day
DRIEBERGEN, Netherlands (RNS) Once a year in the Netherlands, joggers in the park stop running for two minutes. Bicyclists pull over to the side of the road. Television sets and radios are turned off. Parents hush their children. And in many villages and cities people congregate in public spaces for a communal ceremony.