“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.” (Matthew 5:13) If the beatitudes are a picture of the kingdom, the disciples are proof that God’s kingdom… Continue reading Salt
We hear a lot of fake news, big and small. It should be no surprise then that fake news has real world consequences. One recent example in the United States is the fake news surrounding vaccinations and the belief that they cause autism. As a result, unvaccinated children are getting the measles virus unnecessarily. Social… Continue reading Did Fake News Affect the Development of Christian Culture?
“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
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..."