Reassurance in the face of corrupt leaders

I find it’s important to keep reminding myself of the good news, that the kingdoms of this world, with all their lies, and exploitation, and violence, will not have the last word. That the kingdom of God will. And that it is already making its presence felt in myriad ways. So as frustrating as it … Continue reading Reassurance in the face of corrupt leaders

The beginning of the good news about Donald the Messiah

The Russians Visit the Anointed One 1 After Donald was born in Queens in New York, during the time of Hillary, Russians from the east came to Washington 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born President of the Americans? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” … Continue reading The beginning of the good news about Donald the Messiah

Moral Foundation Theory and Biblical Ethics

Moral foundations theory is a social psychological theory intended to explain variation in human moral reasoning. It was first proposed by the psychologists Jonathan Haidt and Jesse Graham. In more recent times it has been used to explain the differences between progressive, conservative, and libertarian views based on the different relative weights each group gives … Continue reading Moral Foundation Theory and Biblical Ethics

Political divisions within the church

I have been giving a lot of consideration lately to the political divisions within the church and it has got me wondering if the Christological heresies of the past haven’t disappeared so much as taken on new guises. Conservatives show some distinct Docetic and Apollinarian tendencies at times. They can be much stronger on the … Continue reading Political divisions within the church

How faithful are the nations?

The role of the nations was ambiguous in the Old Testament stories and prophecies. On the one hand they were often denounced as God's opponents by the prophets of Israel, as both idolatrous and oppressive. On the other hand they were sometimes announced as God's agents by the prophets of Israel, to discipline Israel when she … Continue reading How faithful are the nations?