Archive: Gabriel Salguero
We are called by God to repent and renew our faith in ways that are more consistent with Jesus of Nazareth. I remain persuaded that one can follow Christ as part of a community of saints.
By Gabriel Salguero | August 4, 2010; 12:52 PM ET | Comments (16)
Immigration reform is a moral issue that requires us to live up to the highest of our values.
By Gabriel Salguero | March 18, 2010; 12:52 PM ET | Comments (12)
Immigration reform is not just a political issue; it's a moral, spiritual issue that cannot wait.
By Gabriel Salguero | June 20, 2009; 07:10 PM ET | Comments (3)
Any society that sanctions torture has lost its moral compass and threatens the ethical integrity of all its people.
By Gabriel Salguero | May 11, 2009; 09:24 AM ET | Comments (8)
Hispanic Evangelicals are a rising force in America. Here are three major reasons why.
By Gabriel Salguero | April 9, 2009; 09:54 AM ET | Comments (3)
Thanksgiving proclamations. WWJD? What would Jefferson and Jackson do? They would leave it to those in the faith spheres to call for prayer?
By Gabriel Salguero | November 24, 2008; 10:22 AM ET | Comments (8)
In light of the mixed ethical legacy of all faiths and worldviews I thank Karen Armstrong for appealing to one of the noblest of human virtues embraced by all people of good will, compassion.
By Gabriel Salguero | November 11, 2008; 11:02 AM ET | Comments (1)
President-elect Obama, the first president born in the 1960s, the first multiracial president, demonstrates that we are in a mosaic historical shifting not only in demographics but also the U.S. consciousness.
By Gabriel Salguero | November 7, 2008; 01:42 PM ET | Comments (1)
Gabriel Salguero | Pentecostals should not be dismissed as strange, uninformed or naive -- not even by political cartoonists.
By Gabriel Salguero | September 22, 2008; 03:32 PM ET | Comments (269)
From our pulpits we must once again speak against the dangers of consumerism, predatory lending, and avarice (greed). We must not just preach it but also be challenged by how we individually and religious organizations are complicit in practicing or promoting these vices.
By Gabriel Salguero | September 21, 2008; 08:43 AM ET | Comments (1)
Pastor Warren who admirably has been on the forefront of issues like AIDS/HIV relief in Africa, speaking against human trafficking and the genocide in Darfur has said very little publicly on immigration reform
By Gabriel Salguero | August 18, 2008; 10:39 AM ET | Comments (5)
Why does prejudice remain even among people of faith?This question needs to be asked in every generation.
By Gabriel Salguero | August 2, 2008; 09:50 AM ET | Comments (3)
Our allegiance is not to any political party or ideology but to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As Evangelicals, we should be careful that we are not used as political puppets of any political parties.
By Gabriel Salguero | May 19, 2008; 08:33 AM ET | Comments (14)
The impact of King's legacy is that he was a young man under 40 who dared to believe the world can be changed. Tragically, violence is the way some still respond to truth-telling and prophetic denunciation.
By Gabriel Salguero | April 5, 2008; 09:23 AM ET | Comments (1)
If we understand that we as humans, in the words of Martin Luther King Jr., "are connected in a web of mutuality," and "are part of one global household" we must shun and repudiate our "allergy to the other."
By Gabriel Salguero | March 27, 2008; 10:38 AM ET | Comments (4)
We need a deeply respectful, well-articulated, and thoughtful context of the Black Church and Black Liberation theologies that should be highlighted for productive future conversation.
By Gabriel Salguero | March 21, 2008; 08:40 AM ET | Comments (19)
Let me be clear that Christian does not equal blind allegiance to any political party or ideology. This is dangerous and idolatrous. Jesus would also be critical of religious practices that oppressed and ignored any group that includes Jews, Muslims, Hindus, agnostics, atheists, secularists, etc.
By Gabriel Salguero | March 10, 2008; 01:29 PM ET | Comments (32)
Any religious law (no matter from what faith it evolves) that violates the dignity, life, and freedom of human beings must be rejected.
By Gabriel Salguero | February 12, 2008; 09:20 AM ET | Comments (4)
What the Constitution requires is respect and a fair hearing from all perspectives. No group religious or otherwise should have the only say on how government should run.
By Gabriel Salguero | January 28, 2008; 06:32 AM ET | Comments (2)
Ethnocentric pride's most deadly incarnation is seen in the ethnic-cleansing that has been a tragic part of much of global history. Pride can be seen in tribal warfare, genocides, and the Shoah.
By Gabriel Salguero | January 21, 2008; 08:26 AM ET | Comments (13)
Christianity is an invitation to believe, not an imposition.
By Gabriel Salguero | December 23, 2007; 12:03 PM ET | Comments (63)
We must engage in acts of compassion but also analyze the systems that cause and maintain perennial social ills
By Gabriel Salguero | December 13, 2007; 01:26 PM ET | Comments (4)
I certainly do not want a president who makes policies based only on his/her church's doctrine.
By Gabriel Salguero | December 9, 2007; 05:03 AM ET | Comments (3)
Our thanksgiving and gratitude is not based on a realistic view of the world that says evil exists but it is not the last word.
By Gabriel Salguero | November 23, 2007; 04:06 PM ET | Comments (43)
The faith, religion, age, gender of that generous organ donor were not at the center of my gratitude. Rather, that she or he gave the greatest gift, "life."
By Gabriel Salguero | November 23, 2007; 07:17 AM ET | Comments (3)
Torture is beneath our calling and a dangerous, ugly temptation that must be resisted for the sake of our humanity.
By Gabriel Salguero | November 8, 2007; 01:53 PM ET | Comments (34)
Children are at the very heart of the message of Jesus. At infant dedications or baptisms many Christian ministers recite the words of Jesus' , "Let the children come to me for theirs is the kingdom..." Children's health care is...
By Gabriel Salguero | November 5, 2007; 02:26 PM ET | Comments (11)