Personhood, Gender, Marriage, and Divine Order

It cannot be denied that sexuality is an expression of personhood.[1]  God designed humanity to exist in one of two genders. The male and female genders are complimentary physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Wayne Grudem summarized the implications on human sexuality from God’s creation of humanity in his image when he wrote: “According to God’s original … Continue reading Personhood, Gender, Marriage, and Divine Order

Christian Participation in the Moral Order

O’Donovan defined morality as “participation in the moral order.”[1] As Christians participate in the culture, they must shine the light of Christ as wisely as possible. This demands that all sinners are addressed with respect as the image bearers of God. “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” and all need … Continue reading Christian Participation in the Moral Order

On Christian Love

Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all … Continue reading On Christian Love

Seasoned with Salt

Words matter. "Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will never hurt me" the old saying goes. That is not true at all. Our bodies seem to heal much faster and easier than our feelings and relationships. Complaining, murmuring, gossip, slander, and divisiveness have no place in the character of God's people. Professor Dumbledore … Continue reading Seasoned with Salt

Meeting Challenges of Life

Have you ever, been up sick all night to be greeted before dawn with room full of hungry children needing your attention? Have you ever made it home on your last teaspoon of gas only to get 3 bills you can't pay and a notification of an overdraft on your account? Have you ever realized … Continue reading Meeting Challenges of Life

I BELIEVE IN GOD

            The crisis of belief:  An encounter with God requires faith….What you do in response to God's revelation reveals what you believe about God.  True faith requires action (Henry Blackaby in "Experiencing God" page 135). Believing in God makes all the difference in life.  Faith shapes our worldview.  Faith shapes our values.  Faith shapes our attitudes.  … Continue reading I BELIEVE IN GOD