What Same-Sex-Attracted Christians Can Give the Church

"The church loses its voice and authority when it holds same-sex-attracted people to a higher standard than others; fidelity to the gospel includes us all. We cannot ignore adultery or limply justify divorce and remarriage and cohabitation while condemning homosexuality; the Bible contains strong moral judgments on all of them." Emily Hallock.

Sanctuary for Saints or Hospital for Sinners?

In Mark chapter 7:1-12 Jesus has an encounter with Pharisees from Jerusalem. Their issue is that Jesus has fed bread to his disciples who are eating with unwashed hands. According to the Law they are defiled, simply for having been hungry. Is church a Sanctuary for Saints or Hospital for sinners? Well I think the … Continue reading Sanctuary for Saints or Hospital for Sinners?

WSJ – The Perils of Empathy. (Seriously?)

Article at WSJ.com entitled The Perils of Empathy "In politics and policy, trying to feel the pain of others is a bad idea. Empathy distorts our reasoning and makes us biased, tribal and often cruel." "Empathy shuts down if you believe someone is responsible for their own suffering." https://www.google.com/amp/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/the-perils-of-empathy-1480689513 Upon reflection, the particulars in the … Continue reading WSJ – The Perils of Empathy. (Seriously?)

Spiritual Life in Balance

I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord.

I will. (…teach me to love!)

God gave us free will. Why? Foremost, love cannot exist absent free will. In our being we are free to love or hate. So what are some other purposes for and how do believers properly exercise one's free will? Forcing ourselves into obedience? Forcing ourselves to ...? "Though the fig tree does not bud and … Continue reading I will. (…teach me to love!)