Though many Christians would like to try – and sometimes do try, I don’t think we will ever be able to solve all the world’s morality problems. I’m thinking we might as well get used to it. But in spite of this, we just love to try and ‘battle’ against the world’s morality. Now, I’m… Continue reading eating from the wrong tree
If you know anything about the word ‘gospel’, you probably know that it means ‘Good News.’ You may also know that it is the word (‘euangelion‘) that a Roman herald would use in making the announcement that there was a new Emperor in the Empire. I love the way that Tom Wright points out that… Continue reading the gospel announcement
Do a ‘google-search’ on the word ‘spiritual’ and you’ll find thousands and thousands of results. There seem to be as many views on ‘spirituality’ as there are types of music. All of the endless talking and writing about spirituality seems to stay close to a few types of questions…-What is spirituality? -How do I practise… Continue reading the spiritual world – 3 options
At the time of Christ’s birth, the angels said to the shepherds, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men!” (Luke 2:14) Isn’t that an amazing idea that God extended His good will in our direction? He did so in the very act of Christ taking on our flesh… Continue reading good will toward us
Last week, we talked about how important thoughts are. This week I want to continue that theme as we look at a passage in Galatians. Our thinking about sin and righteousness just plain matters. In the first century, Paul, who was a Jew among Jews (Gal. 1:13-14), was radically transformed into the Apostle that we… Continue reading fools and rules
Thoughts, Feelings, Actions Here’s a theologically loaded statement: Right beliefs (ortho-doxy) create right feelings and lead to right actions (ortho-praxy). As Christ-ians, our life (and thereby, our life-STYLE as well) is all about Christ. This is true isn’t it? Whatever we think, feel or do ought to be thought, felt or done in regard to… Continue reading help! i’m not acting right!