Part 9. Very few societies in history have shown less regard for honouring parents, and older people, than ours does. Why is this? There are a whole range of reasons, but underneath it all is this: our culture has no hope beyond death. We trumpet the value of youth to distract ourselves from dying.
Part 6. In our generation, the main commandment that the world objects to is the seventh. To most people today, it sounds arbitrary and backwards. So we need to ask the crucial question: why are those sexual restrictions there? We want to suggest three reasons—three “big picture” connections between sex and God that make sense … Continue reading “Faithful Sexuality”
Part 1. Far from being irrelevant, the Ten Commandments are God’s best way to live. We’ve all fallen short of them, but God has saved us anyway. Day by day, we can obey God’s word as we walk by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Part 12. When we read Galatians 6 it’s easy to think of boasting as simply a childish act. But we consider three points: 1) that boasting is alive and well in the modern world, 2) that it is an inevitable feature of human life, and 3) that there is only one solution.
Part 9. Galatians 4 contrasts two types of people: the slave and the free.
Part 4. The phrase “fallen from grace” comes from the book of Galatians. In Paul’s letter, it means you act as if the free gift of God has been given on the basis of merit — as if the gospel wasn’t true.
Part 1. Galatians is the reason why Christianity has become a global, multicentred, multiethnic, multicultural movement in a way that other religions have not.
Healing: part 2. Looking at one of the most dramatic healing miracles that Jesus ever does, seeing how it shapes our theology and how we go about this at a practical level.
Joy: part 2. Joy is the gigantic secret of the Christian. We are called to a life of joy and happiness. The Bible talks about eternal pleasures and everlasting happiness. We will all experience sorrow; but being a glum, miserable person is not the way Christians are meant to be.