Archive for October, 2017|Monthly archive page

Is Google the New God

Technology is the fastest growing religion in the world. It has more people addicted. It consumes more of our time. And it has our worship. It is time for the Christian church to get a grip on its opportunity and idolatry.

Hebrews 12:1-3

One in Christ Jesus

One in Christ Jesus

People in first century middle-east were often divided into sharply defined categories, and quite often, one side would thrive at the expense of the other. But the early Christians, following the example of Jesus, went to work on a new project that sought to break down these barriers for the sake of something much better.

Galatians 3:26-28; Ephesians 4:1-6

Neither Male Nor Female

From the beginning of time, God’s strategy for getting things done in the world was for His image bearers – male and female – to service Him together. While history tells the long, unfortunate story of a breakdown in this alliance, we can be part of writing a better story as we live alongside one another for the sake of the world.

Genesis 1:1-2, 26-28, 31; Galatians 3:26-28

Neither Slave Nor Free

The absence of a clear-cut rejection of slavery in the Bible is problematic, but this is by no means a stamp of approval on abusive power structures or dehumanizing behaviour. Whether we’re talking about the 1st century or the 21st, God continues to call His people to higher levels of respect and love for one another.

Galatians 3:26-28; Philemon :1-25

Neither Jew Nor Gentile

In our diverse world you don’t have to look too far to understand that tensions exist around issues of race, gender and creed. “Diverse” can be made to mean “divided”. But, differences need not become barriers. Instead, when handled well, they offer opportunities to build bridges toward true community.

Galatians 3:26-29; Luke 10:25-37