Free from Anxieties; A Discussion on Sex There is an interesting passage in First Corinthians 7 where Paul leads into a discussion about the anxiousness of married and single life. Paul, acting in a pastoral capacity, guides the church in Corinth through a situation that has developed around sex. The situation Paul is addressing in… Continue reading Free from Anxieties; A Discussion on Sex
“To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.” (1 Corinthians 9:22-23) “I have become all things to… Continue reading Paul’s Policy of Accommodation
Have you heard of this before: If someone is within 20ft of you with a weapon such as a knife they can get to you before you can draw your gun. This is something I have learned all too well. I got into the house where this 13 year old girl was… about the moment… Continue reading Where Fire and Water Destroy
Freeing the Samaritan Woman from Prejudice "A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” John chapter four shares an encounter between Jesus and a Samaritan woman. In the early verses of the chapter, Jesus draws the attention of the Pharisees whose interest had previously been focused on… Continue reading Freeing the Samaritan Woman From Prejudice
“It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light… Continue reading The Once-Blind Man
"And a crowd was sitting around him, and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers are outside, seeking you.” And he answered them, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” And looking about at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of God,… Continue reading Sisters and Brothers
"...Paul in his Christian faith does something very similar to this, he takes the same behavior of expanding the space where God touches and he expands it into this realm of the Christian church..."