Tag: righteousness

Consensus Does Not Determine Morality

Consensus Does Not Determine Morality

Legalization of same-sex marriage is now supported by most religious groups according to a study released on May 1st by the Public Religion Research Institute. The survey was based on more than 40,000 responses collected during 2017. It found that…

Alias or Identity?

Alias or Identity?

When I was younger, my friends and I used to play a trick on the baristas at Starbucks. We would wait in line and order our coffee, but when they asked for a name to attach to our order we…

“Martha, Martha”

“Martha, Martha”

On the southeastern slopes of the Mount of Olives, about 2 miles east of Jerusalem, lay the small village of Bethany, where lived three of Jesus’ most intimate friends:  Lazarus and his sisters, Mary and Martha. Luke 10:38-42 records a…

Our Motivation

Our Motivation

What motivates us? Is it our conviction or our convenience? Is our heart like the Lord, “I do all things always that please the Father?” Is our heart more self- oriented to what is convenient and easier? In the New…

Where Do Elders Come From?

Where Do Elders Come From?

The scarcity of functioning elders (bishops, pastors) in local churches has led some Christians to conclude that they are a rare breed with rare qualities. Otherwise, they reason, why would they be so difficult to come by? Contrary to this…