Unsullied love. Only one act of pure love, unsullied by any taint of ulterior motive, has ever been performed in the history of the world, namely the self-giving of God in Christ on the cross for undeserving sinners. That is why, if we are looking for a definition of love, we should look not in a dictionary, but at Calvary. --- John R.W. StottRead more
"I think the one thing missing from the [Roman Catholic] Synod is a prophetic voice-- a prophetic voice where we just call the sin a sin like John the Baptist. But this is a pastoral synod, so we're talking in terms of pastoral, like what can we do and this and that. But then he came back to his prophetic point again and said, 'But I don't think pastoral is the best way to be prophetic.'' --- Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of South AfricaRead more
Held in high honor. Even in other religions and ideologies Jesus is held in high honour. Hindus would gladly recognize him as an 'avatar' (descent) of Vishnu, and so assimilate him into Hinduism, if only he would renounce his exclusive claims. Jews who reject Jesus as their Messiah have never lost interest in him. Their scholars write books about him, and their hostility has often been more to Gentile anti-Semitism than to Jesus himself.Read more
"One of the greatest threats to the Christian church is not heretics or false teachers, but rather those who have the right theology but are willing to overlook and tolerate gross error for the sake of unity, and castigate those who speak up for truth as being divisive or unChristian." --- Karl DalhfredRead more
Radical and conservative. It is not sufficiently understood that our Lord Jesus Christ was at one and the same time a conservative and a radical although in different spheres. There is no question that he was conservative in his attitude to Scripture. 'The Scripture cannot be broken', he said, 'I did not come to abolish the law and the prophets, but to fulfil them.' Again, 'not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished' (Jn. 10:35; Mt. 5:17-18).Read more
Observant love. True love is always observant, and the eyes of Jesus never missed the sight of need. Nobody could accuse him of being like the priest and Levite in his parable of the Good Samaritan. Of both it is written, "He saw him." Yet each saw him without seeing, for he looked the other way, and so 'passed by on the other side'. Jesus, on the other hand, truly "saw." He was not afraid to look human need in the face, in all its ugly reality.Read more
He dropped it like a bombshell on the Anglican Communion on Wednesday. The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby proposed a way forward for the Communion to effectively dissolve the fractious and bitterly divided worldwide Anglican Communion and replace it with a much looser grouping.Read more
Kim (Davis) has shown more courage than most any politicians I know, and most every pastor I know because she has not only said something, she has been willing to put her life at risk in order to follow the Christ that came into her life four years ago. That's a bold declaration of the authenticity of her faith and the reality of it. --- Gov. Mike HuckabeeRead more
The challenges, however, are many: cultural, theological, environmental, and institutional. On the surface, the common goal unites a wide diversity of Christian believers. In many ways they are defining the future of faith in America.
For those of us who remain firmly in the trenches of orthodoxy in faith and morals, it is a new world order that is both inviting, cutting edge, oddly appealing, and yet dangerously heterodox.Read more
The law has always shared the Christian assumption that life is a gift of God, not something we are in control of. That is the basis not just of a civilized society, but the meaning of love.Read more
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