Religious Considerations and Democratic Pluralism

How does a religious person behave in the public square? Does one do cartwheels across the intersection in order to draw attention to one’s convictions–perhaps knocking people over in the process? Or, does an ethical religious person stand shyly on a… Read More

Public Diplomacy

This week the United States announced new sanctions against Iran. Coincidentally, I attended a lecture at the USC Anneberg School for Communication on Tuesday about Public Diplomacy and, specifically, nuclear proliferation re. Iran. The speaker was James Kelman, senior public diplomacy… Read More

Kate and Me on Immigration

Kathryn Jean Lopez: http://www.nationalreview.com/lopez/lopez200603211638.asp Christine A. Scheller: [Orange County Register, April 2006] Responding to my Christianity Today article, “A Delicate Hospitality,” Kathryn Jean Lopez wrote that the attitude I encountered at a meeting of Hispanic evangelical pastors in… Read More

A Delicate Hospitality

How Hispanic Churches in Southern California negotiate the dilemmas of ministry with undocumented immigrants.  When he was 19, an associate pastor of one Southern California church came to the United States illegally from El Salvador. Although he has been… Read More