The Common Good

Eric Barreto

 

Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto is Assistant Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul. He was ordained by Peachtree Baptist Church (CBF) in 2006. After completing a bachelor of arts degree in religion at Oklahoma Baptist University and a master of divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, he earned a doctoral degree in New Testament from Emory University.

Blog Posts by Eric Barreto

Posted by Eric Barreto 3 weeks 4 days ago
Perhaps we are here again because we do not really listen. We gaze at each other’s pain and lament, but we don’t really see in a way that will shift our vision, clarify our perspective. We hear each...
Posted by Eric Barreto 7 weeks 7 hours ago
Inequality is a relentless blight. The hopelessness too often engendered when a lack of resources aligns with insufficient educational access, the easy prejudice of one's neighbors, and the ubiquity...
Posted by Eric Barreto 24 weeks 5 hours ago
You don’t want God to ask you to be a prophet. You really don’t.When God calls you to some holy task, you might expect a contemplative path, a quiet life of service, and love of neighbor. You might...
Posted by Eric Barreto 28 weeks 6 hours ago
Fear is in the air.Ebola. War. Conflict. Economic turmoil. Political victories. Political losses. This is the stuff of the nightly news. And everywhere we look we have a new villain to worry about, a...
Posted by Eric Barreto 1 year 13 weeks ago
“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matthew 5:48). Seriously, Jesus? Have you even met some of us? Have you seen the depths of our jealousies, the breadth of our greed? Have...