A central feature of the Christian message is the justification of the ungodly (Rm. 4.5; 5.6). In this, Christianity differs radically from every other religion. Every other system assumes some sort of distinction between the godly and ungodly, righteous and
What distinguishes Christianity from other religions? Let’s begin by pointing out what Christians do not believe in. They do not believe that all other religions are simply wrong altogether. Atheists do think believing in any sort of God is one
The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God. (Phil. 4.5-6) For me Christmas has always coincided with celebrating. It makes me think
A Theological Clarification on Euthanasia, Doctor Assisted Suicide, Medical Aid to Dying or Whatever?
It is no longer clear today if or why the act of someone deciding to end her life with the assistance of a medical practitioner is a moral issue. We don’t need to go far to see why we’re confused.
We spend a majority of our time (in fact of our life span!) at work. Yet, the Church and its leaders – such as myself – have spent very little time giving any spiritual direction to laity as to how
Pilate asked Jesus, ‘So, you are a king?’ Jesus answered, ‘you say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the
For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery Gal. 5.1 The above statement by St. Paul makes no sense to most people today, including Christians. What do you
There is a tendency in our moral determinations today towards two extremes: One is moralism when ethical decisions are made without any consideration of the gospel. Two is antinomianism when there is a
The central motif in Christianity from its inception is the Cross of Jesus Christ. That is why each of the four Gospels in the bible culminates with this important event. Anglican preacher and theologian, Fleming
One of the central biblical passages in Christian thinking about sin is the story of Adam, Eve and the serpent. This is a story of things going wrong in Eden. Eden is portrayed as a land of flourishing relationships. The