Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre
Religion Professor - Author - Scholar Activist

Recent Articles

2014

May 8, 2012 - Trying to be Pro-Life

May 7, 2014 - Which Jesus do you Follow

April 14, 2014 - So the Papyrus is Genuine. What Now?

March 17, 2014 - The Nagging Question

February 27, 2014 - On the Right Side of History

February 20, 2014 - The Ethics of Dexter Morgan

February 7, 2014 -
To Get the Right Answers, Ask the Right Questions

January 16, 2014 - The Screwtape Emails

January 7, 2014 - Birth Control and the Bill of Rights

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2013


December 18, 2013 - Gun Violence Too Close to Home

December 9, 2013 - Broken Immigration System Breaking Lives

October 11, 2013 - Who Owns the Land?

September 25, 2013 - Primum non nocere

August 26, 2013 - Suffer Little Children

August 13, 2013 - Environmental Racism Afflicts U.S. Minorities

July 30, 2013 - Doing the Gospel

July 1, 2013 - Say No to Immigration Bill

June 17, 2013 - The Illogical Politics of Abortion

June 7, 2013 - May God Deny You Peace

June 3, 2013 - Shaming Women into Silence

May 20, 2013 - Evading Their Fair Share

May 8, 2013 - Water, Water Everywhere

April 19, 2013 - Will We Let Him In

April 12, 2013 - Satan and Jesus in Black and White

April 1, 2013 - Forgiving Judas

March 25, 2013 - Unjust U.S. Prison System Needs Reform

March 7, 2013 - For the World's Ultra-Poor, Hope is not Apparent

Feb 27, 2013 - Marriage in the New Testament

Feb 12, 2013 - Biblical Marriage Unmasked

Jan 28, 2013 - Alien's Knocking at the Church's Door

 Jan 15, 2013 - Overlooking Joshua

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2012


Dec 31, 2012 - Leap Off the Fiscal Cliff

Dec 18, 2012 - A Prayer for Sandy Hook

Dec 10, 2012 - Binders of Hispanics

Nov 19, 2012 - Equal Time with Al Mohler

Nov 9, 2012 - Tea Party Cost GOP

Nov 5, 2012 - What Election Day Won't Fix

Nov 1, 2012 - Why No Moral Outrage Over Torture

Oct 23, 2012 - Citizenship Questions Cloud Candidate's Eligibility

Oct 8, 2012 - Non-Violence Out of the Abstract

Sept 5, 2012 - How James K. Polk Gave Us the U.S.-Mexican Border

Aug 28, 2012 - Will You Eat Less to Reduce Global Hunger?

Aug 24, 2012 - The People have Spoken

Aug 13, 2012 - Romney VP Pick Bad News for the Poor

Aug 9, 2012 - Ethical Lessons from Everyday Lives of the Poor

July 21, 2012 - Time to Ban Assault Weapons

July 10, 2012 - The Politics of Race

July 9, 2012 - Could Those Who Make Your Shoes Afford Them?

June 28, 2012 - Evangelism - Forcing Doctrine or Reflecting Love

June 19, 2012 - Honoring the Military

June 18, 2012 - Ignoring Ethical Questions About Military Drones

June 7, 2012 - The Parable of the Vineyard from the Margins

May 23, 2012 - 7 Ways to Detect Any Type of Fundamentalist

May 16, 2012 -
The Sin of Heterosexual

May 8, 2012 -
Immigration Abuse Runs Rampant in Border Patrol

April 26, 2012 - Should We Blame God for Tragedies, Deaths?


April 17, 2012 - Seeing and Shooting


March 22, 2012 - How the Poor Teach Us About the Divine

March 7, 2012 - 3 Forces Change Higher Education


Feb 7, 2012 - Arizona Schools Forced to Ban Ethnic-Studies Books

Jan 31, 2012 - A Bembe for Chino Cubanos


Jan 3, 2012 - Expanding on a Journal Like This
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2011

Dec 29, 2011 - Procedure Steamrollers Immigrants' Human Rights

Dec 13, 2011 - Detaining Immigrants: A Lucrative Industry


Dec 6, 2011 - As America's Rich Get Richer, Hispanics Suffer

Oct 13, 2011 - Economy Transfer Wealth - From the Bottom Up

Sept 20, 2011 - How Language Use Forces Minorities to the Margins


Sept 13, 2011 - U.S. Evangelical Zionist Misuse Bible, Harm Palestinian Christians


Sept 2, 2011 - The Real Class Warfare: Protecting the Super-Rich


Aug 24, 2011 - Media's too Liberal? Try Too Lacking Diversity


June 1, 2011 - 
Myth Busted: U.S. Not Founded as Christian Nation

Mar 22, 2011 - What Politicians Mean When Extolling U.S. Exceptionalism

Mar 18, 2011 - Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Fuels Violent "Solutions"

Mar 3, 2011 - Widow's Mite Condemns Culture of Religious Greed

Feb 9, 2011 -
Obama Lost Egypt? When Did It Belong to Us?

Jan 5, 2011 -
Anti-Hispanic Assault Shifts to State Governments 
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2010

Dec 16, 2010 -
House GOP Appointments are Bad News for Hispanics 

Nov 17, 2010 -
Honoring the Sabbath When You're Out of Work

Oct 21, 2010 -
Tea Party May Regret Getting Government It Wants

Sept 16, 2010 -
What I Learned as a Christian Reading the Quran

Sept 2, 2010 -
You Invitation to Be a Born-Again Vegan

August 24, 2010 -
Politicians Employ Hate and Fear to Oppose Mosque

July 29, 2010 -
Is Sen. Webb Right? Whites Are Victims of Racism?

June 29, 2010 -
Mural's Ethnic Diversity Draws Politician's Ire

June 17, 2010 - 
Lot's Wife: Vain? Materialistic? Or Just Human? 

June 3, 2010 - 
Evangelicals and Immigration

May 14, 2010 -
The Plight of One Undocumented Family

April 30, 2010 -
Tea Partiers Colorblind to Arizona's Fascism

April 1, 2010 -
Moving Beyond Hospitality

March 28, 2010 -
Extreme Rhetoric May Set the Stage for Violence

March 19, 2010 -
Failed Border Policy Causes Migrants' Death

March 15, 2010 -
Beck's Claim at Odds with Jesus' Teachings

March 2, 2010 -
Breaking Barriers: Reading the Bible in Spanish

January 26, 2010 -
Why a Journal on Race, Ethnicity, and Religion?

January 20, 2010 -
Why is Pat Robertson So Quick to Condemn Haiti?

January 6, 2010 -
Lessons from Niebuhr Put Obama at Odds with the Poor

January 3, 2010 -
Why a Journal Like This?
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2009

Dec 10, 2009 -
How to Determine When War is Just or Unjust

Dec 2, 2009 -
Who's the Real Enemy of Immigration Reform

Nov 23, 2009 -
Why Christ's Euro-American Image Afflicts Hispanics

Oct 12, 2009 -
No Samaritans Allowed: U.S. Prohibits Helping Migrants

Oct 1, 2009 -
Who's Really Hurt byAmerica's Travel Ban to Cuba? 

Sept 15, 2009 -
Being Thoroughly - and Really - Pro-Life 

Sept 10, 2009 - 
The America Glenn Beck and Company Long For

Aug 24, 2009 -
A Conservative View on Racial Profiling

Aug 17, 2009 -
Immigration Reform Slides to Obama's Backburner

July 31, 2009 - 
Health Care's Two Masters: Healing and Making Profits

July 27, 2009 - 
Racial Profiling Continues to be the Norm

July 2, 2009 -
Truly Supporting Our Troops

June 18, 2009 -
Claiming Colorblindness: A Myth that Needs to be Debunked

June 12, 2009 -
Of Sheep, Goats and Aliens

May 29, 2009 -
Sotomayor's Privileged Critics Hurl Clueless Charges of
Racism


May 28, 2009 -
Society's Structural Sins Oppresses Marginalized Communities

May 21, 2009 - 
U.S. Border a Bleeding Scar for Migrants

May 12, 2009 - 
Who Do We Really Worship? Prince of Peace or Tsar of Torture?

May 07, 2009 -  
A Pop Quiz for Biblical Literalists

April 2, 2009 -
Dominant Culture Influences our Reading of the Bible

March 18, 2009 - 
Why I am a Heretic

March 8, 2009 -
Liberationist Approach Troubles Conservatives and Liberals

February 23, 2009 -
Was Jesus a Racist?

February 9, 2009 -
The Problem with the Melting Pot

January 26, 2009 -
Wrestling with God's Word

January 26, 2009 -
Stop the Export of Terror

January 14, 2009 -
True Liberation Requires Self-Evaluation

January 09, 2009 -
Bush Response to Shoe-Thrower a Shameless Act

January 5, 2009 -
The Bible Demands Economic Justice
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2008

December 17, 2008 -
Roaches and Rats: A Nativity Reflection

December 2, 2008 -
Ethiopian Eununchs and Reading the Text from the Margins

November 17, 2008 -
For Christians, Reconciliation is More than a Habit of the Heart

November 21, 2008 -
Dear President-elect: Prioritize Immigration Reform

October 13, 2008 -
U.S. Policy Pushes and Pulls Migrants

September 11, 2008 -
9/11: A Day That Lives in Infamy

August 25, 2008 -
Converting the Church

July 11, 2008 -
Show Me a Sexist; I'll Show You a Racist

June 30, 2008 -
James Dobson Preaches a False Gospel


June 25, 2008 -
Top Ten Questions Never to Ask a Hispanic Visiting Your Church

May 27, 2008 -
Focus on the Undocumented Family


May 22, 2008 -
The Devil is in the Doing of Evil

April 28, 2008 -
Environmental Racism: Another Inconvenient Truth

March 26, 2008 -
What do Obama, Clinton and McCain all have in Common?

March 5, 2008 -
The Ethics of Waterboarding

February 18, 2008 -
Jesus was an Alien

January 30, 2008 -
Constantinian Christianity

January 21, 2008 -
Help Wanted: Black Friend
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2007

September 17, 2007 -
What Happens When You Fry Baloney

August 27, 2007 -
The Biblical Call for Liberation

August 24, 2007 -
The Alien is Jesus Among Us

July 5, 2007 -
Conservatism Not a Choice

June 19, 2007 -
Do Southern Baptists Really Support 'Biblical' Marriage?

June 11, 2007 -
Racial Reconciliation Must Go Beyond Words to Deeds

May 7, 2007 -
LA Police Attack on Hispanics Provides Civic Lesson from
the Margins


April 25, 2007 -
Why the Latino Community Isn't Defending Gonzales

April 16, 2007
- Mr. De La Torre Goes to Washington

April 9, 2007 -
The Color of Money in America

April 25, 2007 -
Lack of Racial Diversity Harms White Students


January 2, 2007 -
Living in the Borderlands


January 2, 2007 -
Moral Ambiguities and Guantanamo

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2006


December 28, 2006 -
God and Country

December 13, 2006 -
The Chickens Come Home to Roost

November 2, 2006 -
What I Learned from Tommy

October 25, 2006 -
Their Terrorists and Ours

October 9, 2006 -
Columbus Day No Reason to Celebrate


October 2, 2006 -
Baptists and Alcohol: What Would Jesus Do?

September 30, 2006 -
Catch an Illegal Alien

September 1, 2006 -
Breaking Down Walls

August 31, 2006 -
Justice and Peace Must Kiss

August 7, 2006 -
The Sin of Sodom

June 30, 2006 - 
Rhetoric Kills

June 21, 2006 -
The Myth of Color-Blindness

May 25, 2006 -
Speaking in Tongues

April 10, 2006 -
Bananas

March 22, 2006 -
Christian Justification of Torture is Satanic

March 20, 2006 -
Happy Anniversary

March 9, 2006 -
Selling Civil Rights

February 27, 2006 -
Racial Profiling is Everyone's Business

February 8, 2006 -
A Biblical Budget

January 4, 2006 -
Resegregating American Schools 

January 2, 2006 - The State of the Empire

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2005

December 21, 2005 -
A 'Spanglish Christmas'

December 14, 2005 - 
'Full-Quiver' Theology Appeals to Race

December 3, 2005 -
Justice for Tookie

October 10, 2005 -
Columbus Day No Reason to Celebrate

September 6, 2005 -
Recipe for a Perfect Storm

August 30, 2005 -
Equal in God's Eyes, But Not in the Media

July 25, 2005 -
Shaking Off the Dust

June 20, 2005 -
Teaching the Bible in Public Schools

June 6, 2005 -
A Crusade for National Power

May 20, 2005 -
How to Promote 'Diversity' Without Really Trying

April 27, 2005 -
Prophets of the King

April 21, 2005 -
Which God is Dead

March 30, 2005 -
Illiterate Ethicist

March 16, 2005 -
God Loves Gays as People

February 25, 2005 -
Quotations Track Church's Anti-Woman Legacy 

February 22, 2005 -
Wrestling with Controversy

February 2, 2005 -
When the Bible is Used for Hate

January 17, 2005 -
'Uncircumcised' Hispanics Problem for Dominant
Church Culture


January 3, 2005 -
Debate Over Creationism A Luxury for the Powerful
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2004

December 23, 2004 -
Advent and War

December 13, 2004 -
Moral Values and Torture

November 29, 2004 -
Working Together on Abortion

November 9, 2004 -
A Post-Election Prayer

October 27, 2004 -
It's Time to Choose

October 1, 2004 -
Something is Rotten in the State of Florida

September 14, 2004 -
Forgive and Forget

September 1, 2004 -
Chicken Hawk Affirmative Action

August 18, 2004 -
Biblical Morality and Tax Cuts

August 5, 2004 -
Pop Quiz for Bible Believers

July 19, 2004 -
Trumping the Gospel

July 6, 2004 -
No Credible Evidence

June 24, 2004 -
The Reagan Legacy

June 9, 2004 -
Generation Ñ

May 10, 2004 -
Iran by the Numbers

April 13, 2004 -
Is CEO Greed Fueling U.S. Industry?

April 1, 2004 -
Teaching Outside the Ivory Tower

March 16, 2004 -
Marginalized View the Cross Through Different Lens

March 10, 2004 -
Waiting for Castro to Die


March 1, 2004 -
Christians and the Creation

February 5, 2004 -
President or Pitch Man 

February 3, 2004 -
Capital Punishment and Race

January 21, 2004 - 
'Merit' Scholarship Shifting Funds to the Wealthy  
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2003

December 25, 2003 -
Feliz Navidad

December 12, 2003 -
Wal-Mart: Always Low Wages?

December 12, 2003 -
The Fox Is Regulating the Hen House

November 17, 2003 -
Race a Variable in Euthanasia Debate

October 16, 2003 -
'Soft Money' Links Regulators' Interests to Companies

September 30, 2003 -
Christians Demands Reflection on Hard, Lite
Torture


September 17, 2003 -
'Neoliberal' Economic Policies Widen Gap Between Rich, Poor

August 28, 2003 -
Is U.S. 'Purveyor of Violence'?

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