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Melissa Dow

PhD student in Politics at the University of Dallas, and adjunct faculty in the Philosophy program at Richland College.

Essays

Our only hope is that the God who will raise us, the God whose justice is glorified, will eventually make all things right. Our trust in our just God should be evident in our words and our works as we live out the proclamation of the gospel.

The Politics of Scripture

Jeremiah’s letter is a bold admonishment to remember that we are all, together, members of the political community. Wherever we find ourselves, we must not forget that there is such a thing as the common good.

The Politics of Scripture

When we are tempted to anxiety in the face of the success of the wicked, the psalmist reorients us to the Lord.

The Politics of Scripture

Bookended by the call to ascribe glory and strength to the Lord, and the answering request that the Lord give strength and blessing to his people, Psalm 29 offers us a vision of good rule.

The Politics of Scripture

Human rulers like Job might imitate the rule of God, but God’s power goes beyond what they are capable of enacting.

The Politics of Scripture

Sometimes politics is less about the leaders and more about whether communities choose to live together in wisdom or folly.

The Politics of Scripture

In the first beginning, the Word gave form to that which was formless; in this new beginning, the same Word speaks a word and brings peace to men who are afraid.

The Politics of Scripture

God brings his judgment in and as the light, providing us with a pattern for human justice.

The Politics of Scripture