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Jesus as Pharisee?
While appreciating Brian McLaren’s insightful article on Jesus’ teaching about hell, I am respectfully concerned about his treatment of the Pharisees. Accusing the Pharisees of despising, depriving, and excluding many of their neighbors—including prostitutes and tax collectors—inadvertently supports the stereotype of Pharisees as being self-righteous hypocrites.
Limits to Compassion
With deference to Alexia Salvatierra (“Sacred Refuge,” September-October 2007), I do not believe that our current laws regarding “illegal aliens” (securing our borders, pena