Matthew Arbo

Matthew Arbo

@MatthewBArbo

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christian ethics prof // director, Center for Faith and Public Life // Oklahoma Baptist University // Elder

Joined on June 29, 2011
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Quoted @LexhamPress

When calamity strikes, you can count on God—not because you feel close to him, but because he remains close to you. In Christ and Calamity, @HLSenkbeil speaks pastorally to our suffering and uncertainty while showing us God’s constant and faithful grace.

check out this video, then get your free e-book copy of my latest book Christ and Calamity - for consolation in uncertain times. #thecareofsouls https://t.co/MISt9Qp3Fh

I mean, it’s a coffee cup. https://t.co/OGTN52kUXs

I mean, it’s a coffee cup. https://t.co/OGTN52kUXs

An excerpt from @hlsenkbeil's new book, Christ and Calamity, which comes out today from Lexham Press: https://t.co/m0FPriUGCl

"When a man believes himself wronged, does not his spirit seethe and grow fierce and make itself the ally of what he judges just? And in noble souls it endures and wins the victory and will not let go until either it achieves its purpose, or death ends all." -Plato, Republic IV

There is something theologically fitting about Trump holding aloft a closed bible before a shuttered church he cannot enter. It is a book he doesn't read & a structure dedicated to something he can't understand that preaches a narrow way he entirely opposes in all he says & does. https://t.co/r1jeOyEBBl

There is something theologically fitting about Trump holding aloft a closed bible before a shuttered church he cannot enter. It is a book he doesn't read & a structure dedicated to something he can't understand that preaches a narrow way he entirely opposes in all he says & does. https://t.co/r1jeOyEBBl

And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. Matthew 6:5

And so churches must ask themselves: do our neighbors have the same freedoms and opportunities to flourish and to enjoy the good as we ourselves? If not, why and what must be done about it? This is but part of what it means to love neighbor as self.

A truly Pentecostal spirit propels the church in pursuit of a common good in which *all* persons are invited to share in the good that is good for all to share in.

Love involves risks, even risks of being misunderstood. We cannot manage or control future contingencies. But to love and befriend another is also to share in their concerns, which means listening and learning, supporting and speaking up and showing up.

Pentecost is a unitive event—‘all who believed were together and had all things in common, selling their possessions and giving them to all, as any had need.’ Solidarity with afflicted neighbors is a defining characteristic of God’s people animated by the Holy Spirit.

latter half of the essay is far less strong, fwiw

“certainty in liberalism’s manifest destiny to spread itself over every corner of the earth goes beyond reasonable analysis: it is a purely religious faith.” https://t.co/31dKKULMnn

Did Iraq & Afghanistan Wars contribute to the militarization of US police departments?

Data are pretty clear.

Surplus military equipment transferred to local law enforcement (via 1033 program) steadily rose starting in mid-00s, followed by spikes after 2010. https://t.co/9MbIhBtjLK

Did Iraq & Afghanistan Wars contribute to the militarization of US police departments? Data are pretty clear. Surplus military equipment transferred to local law enforcement (via 1033 program) steadily rose starting in mid-00s, followed by spikes after 2010. https://t.co/9MbIhBtjLK

Ameen
4 days ago

Quoted @santiagomayer_

MAGA counter-protestors have shown up in Huntington Beach and are attacking the mostly peaceful BLM protest taking place there. https://t.co/KKrQvVDspG

The fact that the opposing response and chant to “Black Lives Matter” is “USA!” is very very telling! https://t.co/QZY03ltokG

for those who may not be aware, today marks the 99th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. https://t.co/9gBRO4pKTw https://t.co/LooF6J0dE8

We have an administration fluent in the language of power but mute and deaf to the language of love. We have local government leaders and agencies intoxicated with power and displays of death, but too weak to love. We desperately need a radical embrace of neighbor love.

Volunteers trying to clean up spray paint on the Capitol front door. https://t.co/oQoEcB6ycO

Volunteers trying to clean up spray paint on the Capitol front door. https://t.co/oQoEcB6ycO

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