Study Bibles are popular and can be a great resource, but it’s very important to understand the perspective the notes will represent, whether the study notes are more academic or application based, and to be clear on the limitations of study notes.
How others judge you is often a reflection of how they judge themselves.
I share concern over bad information, irresponsible rhetoric, and loose-cannon blowhards, but I don’t think censorship is the answer. I think the burden of accountability lies with the hearer, who has the right and responsibility to THINK.
So, am I against saying something? No, I just don’t think the way we make our statements makes much of a statement.
There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a challenge. So, the songs of peace on earth, good will, and comfort and joy stand in stark contrast to the state of the world around us and within many us.
Jesus models a sensibility that neither ignores, nor idolizes political power.
We tend to want Jesus to think like we already do, but what if it’s just not that simple?
Time and again, when Jesus was faced with polarizing questions, his answers amazed both his fans and his foes. What can we learn from Jesus that will help us understand how to engage with the political and cultural structures of our time? What would an “amazing” Christian political witness look like?
When we put historical figures on pedestals we glorify the good and bad of their actions. Is there room between “tear ’em down” and “leave ’em be” for a better solution?
he does not think that God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.