Dear friends of Ron Sider, I have some bad news: my father Ron Sider died suddenly last night (July 27, 2022), of a cardiac arrest. Please join our…
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May 2022

Congress has an historic opportunity to protect religious liberty in what at first blush may seem an unlikely vehicle: legislation to protect gay civil…
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March 2022

In previous emails, I have told you about Dr. Sunday Agang of Nigeria. His family was so poor that he could not start school until he was 17. But he did…
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February 2022

I am a scholar who spent several years of my life completing a PhD. But for better or worse, I am best known as a popularizer. In fact, my problem ,if…
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January 2022

Whether you are a Republican or Democrat, pro-Trump or anti-Trump, we all agree on at least one thing. American democracy is threatened in a way that it…
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December 2021

One of my favorite Christmas carols asks this question again and again. One line captures the essence of Christian faith: “Mary did you know, when you…
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November 2021

In the early 1970s, I was living in North Philadelphia and ran a series of weekend seminars for white suburban and rural church leaders. Father Paul…
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David Brooks’ November 5 New York Times column discusses a fundamental problem with Democrats. Democrats dominate much of the society’s generators of…
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October 2021

As I look out my study window of a two-bedroom apartment in our retirement community, I see gorgeous beauty. The woods just outside is ablaze with fall…
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Father, in the morning of this new day, I joyfully and gratefully submit every fiber of my being to you and your will. I surrender every corner of my…
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September 2021

We can only understand Jesus’ teaching in the context of his gospel of the kingdom. Jesus taught that the long-expected messianic kingdom was actually…
Biblical balance is important in every area of our lives. It is important in our personal lives as we seek to combine prayer and action. It is central…