Pastors’ Blog

JUSTICE FOR THE POOR IN THE OLD TESTAMENT

In our last post we saw that, in God’s justice, he is particularly concerned with defending the rights of the most vulnerable in society. Particularly, the poor, widows, the fatherless and the immigrant. In this post we will focus on the first category, the poor. One of the most commonly held misconceptions in the history…

SOME THOUGHTS ON ISRAEL, PROPHECY AND POLITICS

Throughout my lifetime, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has intensified again and again. As I write this blog, the conflict has intensified again. I have been meaning to write something about it, and a question a friend asked me helped me write down some thoughts concisely. This blog will not be long. Properly validating the points made…

THE CHRISTIAN AND THE LAW OF MOSES

The first thorough treatments the Bible gives us of God’s justice are in the Law of Moses. The book of Genesis tells us many important things about God and human beings, but we are not given a lot of precise details on what God considers to be just and unjust. Abraham is a model of…

BIBLICAL JUSTICE PART 1: INTRODUCTION

Why this Series? Justice is a subject that has been under much discussion lately. Unfortunately, it has also been a subject about which people sometimes do more arguing than acting. One of the difficulties we face is the fact that different people have different ideas about what is just. They also have different ideas about…

FROM FAITH TO FAITH: THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF CHRIST IN ACTION

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” -The Apostle…

ABSOLUTE TRUTH AND PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: YOU CAN BELIEVE IN BOTH

“My truth” vs “The truth.” “Facts” vs “perspective.” These kinds of debates permeate the western world. There are many meaningful and potentially productive discussions that can not get anywhere because people disagree about either the nature of truth itself, or the firmness of their own personal grasp on it. Sometimes it seems like the greater…

WHY I STAYED AND WHY I’M STAYING: CONFESSIONS OF A NON-APOSTATE

Several years ago, it was fashionable to write online articles that sounded like they were announcing a divorce, but when one read them, it turned out that they were about the opposite. “I’m divorcing selfishness so I can stay married” – that kind of thing. It was then that I first had the idea for…