What is holding the Gospel back?

Why is the gospel faltering in the first world?  Many  would be quick to  blame the overall environment: The rise of secularism, philosophical postmodernism, political correctness, or the abandonment of the Judea-Christian ethic–the  world ‘out there’. But is Christianity really that ‘intrinsically’ weak, that it needs to be coupled to a sympathetic world to prosper? … More What is holding the Gospel back?

The World’s Most Precious Commodity

What is the world’s most precious commodity? For the majority of the uncritical population, physical money might come to mind, with an acknowledgment that currencies like gold are the most precious. Of course, those less oriented toward material gratification might argue that natural resources such as: Fresh water, clean air, healthy ecosystems, or productive agricultural … More The World’s Most Precious Commodity

Holiness: Beating the Pharisees at their own game

What is holiness? Like so many Christian concepts, holiness remains widely misunderstood. To some , it relates to the character of ‘saints’ like Mother Theresa, those super-stars who pursue a noble life beyond the realm of ordinary people, and for others on the other end of the scale, holiness represents ‘simply’ living like Jesus. But, … More Holiness: Beating the Pharisees at their own game

Holiness : Why most Christians live in moral failure

Do you recall the encounter between Jesus and the woman caught in adultery ( John 8)? Jesus exposes the hypocrisy of the Pharisees in their attempt to trick him into validating their actions against the woman, under the Jewish law. Foiling their plan, he then relents from accusing the woman, and graciously dismisses her with … More Holiness : Why most Christians live in moral failure