Moral Relativism and its Christian Response

In this article, I will give a brief overview of moral relativism, and articulate four cases against it which are designed to demonstrate how it conflicts with our moral intuitions. These intuitions are not morally authoritative, but nonetheless serve as a useful guide in examining issues surrounding relativism. As moral relativism is a widely held […]

Unity – Discerning the Body of Christ – 3

1st Corinthians 13 When I was about 14, I knew everything. My pastor’s wife was helping with a youth function and asked us which chapter in the Bible was the chapter of love. I answered, with great conviction, John 3! I was, alas, wrong, though she was complimentary of my guess. That honor goes to […]

Why Me

It's been a rough few months for our little community. "Hard providence" would be a pretty apt description, I think, for the joys and the frustrations and the sorrows all taking place all at once. As a woman it can be especially difficult since 1) we are more emotional by nature and 2) struggles, it […]

Unity – Discerning The Body of Christ – 2

1st Corinthians 12:12 – 31 I made a number of assertions in my last post. The test of assertions is to see if the text actually supports them. If it does support them, then we should probably consider carefully the conclusions that came from the assertions. If the text does not support the assertions, we […]

Unity – Discerning The Body of Christ

1st Corinthians 11:27 – 12:3   As I was preparing this post, I kept bumping into thoughts that seem to have their genesis earlier in the Paul’s letter to the Corinthians. The first Greek phrase in verse 1 of chapter 12 is “Περὶ δὲ τῶν πνευματικῶν” which means roughly “About now this spiritual.” The challenge […]

Piety vs Pietism

Christian piety is a good thing.  Webster, in his 1828 dictionary defines piety as  "in principle, is a compound of veneration or reverence of the Supreme Being and love of his character, or veneration accompanied with love; and piety in practice, is the exercise of these affections in obedience to his will and devotion to […]

Made in The Image of God

God’s word teaches us that we are created beings. The Genesis account of creation makes it clear that Humanity was specifically and purposefully made by our Creator (“let Us make”), and that we were set apart from the rest of creation as “very good.” This fact alone should fill us with a sense of reverence […]

Does Christianity Make Us Weak?

Watch this video: And read our King’s response: Philippians 4:13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Isaiah 40:29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Psalm 119:28 My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word. Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strong in […]

The Inspiration of Scripture

The authority of Scripture is a key issue for the Church today. Contemporary Bible scholarship, influenced by humanist thought, has abandoned an Orthodox view of Scripture and is instead openly critical, and even hostile, towards true Christian faith. Humanism, Enlightenment thought, and Historical Criticism have all worked to slowly erode a high and reverent view of Scripture.

Reducing Conflict in the Church by Planting Seeds

There is a lot of strife within the Church at both the church / denominational and individual member levels. This is due to the fact that we have a bunch of well-meaning, strong believing Christians running around in the Church. This is a good thing because strong (good) beliefs are a necessary (critical) component of excellent […]