The other day I read an article written by a hospice chaplain from South Carolina entitled “What the dying really regret.” The author interviewed an elderly woman who was dying of cancer, who said: “I know I’m supposed to hate my body…Everyone told me — my family, my school, my church. When I got older,… Read More Do We Hate Our Bodies?
Background – Interpreted for centuries by most Jews and Christians as an allegory about the love of God for His people, modern commentators hold that this is a story about human love, which secondarily reflects the perfect love between God and His people. Though God is never mentioned, His presence permeates the book. There is… Read More Song of Songs – The Mystery and Majesty of Human Love
“Marriage is like a three ring circus; engagement ring, wedding ring, and suffer-ring.” Anon. “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle”. Irina Dunn, Australian feminist, 1970 “The nuclear family must be destroyed… Whatever its ultimate meaning, the break-up of families now is an objectively revolutionary process.” — Linda Gordon, American feminist… Read More A Christian View of Marriage
Webster defined “condition” as “anything called for before the performance or completion of something else.” A condition of graduation with an MDiv, for example, is the satisfactory completion of a certain number of courses and mastery of a certain basic body of information. Dr. Mike Mitchell postulates several conditions for discipleship, including self denial, renunciation,… Read More The Conditions of Discipleship
My wife called me at work several weeks ago; the morning was good but the news was not. Our daughter had been perusing her friends’ posts on Facebook and saw some from one family that were unclear but disturbing. We called them, close personal friends for over 15 years, and learned that their oldest son… Read More When a Christian Ends His Own Life
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” 1 John 4:7-8 If there is one verse, or at least part of a verse, that is better known… Read More The Love and Immutability of God