What about abortion? Should this one issue determine how Christians vote?
Archbishop Foley Beach has written a pastoral letter to the Church suggesting four actions points needed for Christians to respond in faith to the coronavirus emergency. We are to trust God, be informed, be prudent and always act in love. I especially like his suggestion to pray Psalm 46 at home as a family for next 46 days. Peace! -JB … Continue reading Four-Fold Response to COVID-19
How did the first Christians gather and worship? We don't need to guess, or piece a picture together from the sparse comments in the New Testament. We have descriptions from historical sources outside the Bible such as Pliny the Younger, Justin Martyr, Tacitus and Seutonius. Before we read their firsthand accounts, John Gooch gives some … Continue reading Early Christian Worship & Persecution
I was recently asked a good question: What do you think about the popular practice of "mindfulness" and "meditation"? Here's my initial response. I’m not sure what kind of “mindfulness” you’re critiquing. Eastern meditation seeks to empty our minds, to be mindful of our own “inner divinity” and mindful of the Oneness that permeates all … Continue reading Q&A: On Mindfulness & Meditation
The United States has a love affair with Eros; I'd say our society as a whole is worshiping at the temple of Eros -- and not just once a year. Consider the numbers...
This is an article by Greg Boyd that piggybacks on my sermon from Sunday on 1 Corinthians 6:12-20. By Greg Boyd | 09 Jan 2008 Today in western culture people tend to have a rather “recreational” view of sex. It’s just a pleasurable physical activity we engage in. Even people who don’t consciously believe this … Continue reading What’s the Big Deal about Sex?