Is Faith Blind?
I attended a lecture by Joe Boot which attempted to answer the above question through the context of the Christian faith. (Part of Jesus Awareness Week) The lecture brought up several insights which yielded great rumination among the audience. Boot argued that rationality, the basis of scientific inquiry and almost all intellectual pursuits of man, cannot forsake its dependency on faith. No one,...
"Men Are Without Excuse.
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.” - Rom 1:20-21. You know how true this is when you look at the number of Christians in the world and the seemingly disproportionate injustice and terror we face each day. But thank God for the Gospel, for within the Gospel a...
Agape overflows from Freedom
The Apostle Paul argued about his rights in 1 Corinthians 9. He served the Corinthians and sowed spiritual seed in them. It was his right to share in their harvest. But 1 Corinthians 9:14,18 shows that in whatever things he did, he gave freely without asking anything in return. The person that is under the law expects something in return from observing the law. The love that this person has is...
The Mystery of The New People
For Christians cannot be distinguished from the rest of the human race by country or language or customs. They do not live in cities of their own; they do not use a peculiar form of speech; they do not follow an eccentric manner of life … Yet, although they live in Greek and barbarian cities alike, as each man’s lot has been cast, and follow the customs of the country in clothing and...