Read Matthew 9:9-13 … What a wonderful time! Matthew had left his work at the tax collector’s booth and had decided to follow Jesus. From that point on Matthew was to be one of the insiders in Jesus’s circle of disciples, but right now, there was a feast to attend. Matthew must have felt something … Continue reading Go and Learn
Read Matthew 5:13-16 … What do you think the response of the Church should be to questions of social justice and civil unrest? It’s a very timely question. Our country has seen incidents in which someone was unjustly arrested and/or incarcerated; or in some cases, even worse. The problem of evil in the world has … Continue reading The Church and Society
Read Ephesians 4:1-3 … In the field of Christian Ethics, finding an overriding ethical force is not that difficult. Jesus, after being grilled by the Pharisees and Sadducees with questions they surely thought couldn’t have been answered “safely,” is finally asked by a scribe (a person intimately familiar with the law) what is now considered … Continue reading Restless Love
So, a while back I was sent a summons for Jury Duty. Yuck, right? Well, when I was finally selected to be considered for a jury and we were being examined by the Defense Attorney this question came up: “Do you think you could convict a man of murder knowing that the death penalty could … Continue reading Guilty or Not Guilty?
Christopher J. H. Wright has produced in Old Testament Ethics for the People of God a work that helps the Christian gain a better understanding of the Old Testament (OT) by addressing the OT from the influencing factors of theology, sociology, and economics. By using these three parameters as the matrix, Wright skillfully examines many … Continue reading Old Testament Ethics for the People of God