This is just one example of how well-meaning Christians, all with valid reasons, all respecting Scriptural authority, can in good faith have different interpretations of the same passage.
Exploring the interconnectedness of faith and love.
I am curious as to why Jesus, in this instance, chose to emphasize love, rather than faith or belief, as the key to salvation.
May this 2002 synodical report guide us in leading with compassion and help bridge the divisions among us.
The more I dive into the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), especially into its cultural context, the more I find it challenging.
For years, I was not aware of my control issue—because it was cloaked in spiritual piety.
A lot of the criticism seems to stem from a suspicion of emotions and spiritual experience.
Too often in history the language of tough love has been abused to justify unloving ideas, actions, and systems. We need to be very careful.
Many think Jesus’ cleansing of the temple was a display of harsh anger and violence. However, Mark’s account shows otherwise.
We need to be Christ’s channels of grace and compassion to all in need.
The second person of the Trinity becoming flesh in baby Jesus was not only miraculous—a sign of God’s power—but also astonishing—a sign of God’s humility.
God was more worried about pride than any sexual sin.
Congratulations to the winners of our young adult writing contest sponsored by Multiplication Network Ministries ! This year’s theme is “What Gives You Hope?” We could always use a reminder of our hope in God.
I witnessed that spirit of censure and distrust during debates on the floor of synod.
Within 24 hours of Synod 2022’s declaration that its stance on homosexual sex is confessional, I started receiving emails from people lamenting this decision.
Although orthodoxy and orthopraxy are both necessary, I think we have overemphasized them at the expense of orthocardia.
We will always fight over something unless we face and resolve our underlying issues. As far as I can tell, we have collectively ignored them.
Genuine peace requires transformation of hearts and relationships.
Moderates within each party are often the most vulnerable and isolated.
우리가 사랑해야 할 사람들이 얽힌 실제적이고 복잡한 문제까지도 대부분 지식적으로 접근하려는 경향이 있는 것 같습니다.
It seems we have a tendency to approach issues mostly as intellectual problems to be solved even when they involve real, complex people who need to be loved.
우리는 성경 한 구절에서 마음에 드는 절반만 취하고 나머지 절반을 무시할 수 없습니다.
We cannot cherry-pick one half of that verse and ignore the other half.
How do we know if we have domesticated Scripture to feed our spiritual pride? There are at least three major signs.