This post is the continuation of “Love is Better than Tolerance.” When Jesus departed the Gerasenes he was exemplifying neighborliness. He didn’t have to leave; he was the Lord of every place, as He is today. But a gentleman doesn’t push in where he’s not wanted, and Jesus is a gentleman.
“Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly” (James 3:1 NIV). The apostle James’s warning carries at least one obvious implication: teachers influence their listeners. This is especially true if the listeners are children, who
We don’t usually think of Jesus as a benefactor. Maybe we’ve missed something. The word “benefactor” evokes the picture of a wealthy person who is generous with his money. A benefactor freely shares with others from his own abundant means. Think Bill and Melinda Gates. Although the word “benefactor” doesn’t
Same-sex marriage supporters sometimes say that Jesus didn’t even mention homosexuality, so how come Christians make such a big deal about it? After all, isn’t the New Testament more important for Christians than the Old Testament, where we find the Leviticus prohibitions on homosexual behavior? And aren’t Jesus’ words the
Three times in my life I have broken the law and been arrested. The charge? Trespassing. The offense? Rescuing unborn babies from being killed and their mothers from being objectivized and brutalized. I was exercising civil disobedience. The first time, I was arrested with about 120 others. They were teenagers to