Bound into the Shared Reality

Here’s more gold from Alec Motyer. Reading Isaiah 56:1-12, he asks, what are the distinctive marks of God’s people? His answer: First personal decision, (“joined himself to the Lord”, v. 3, 6), and love of his name (v.6), the determination to...

Reasons to Not Trash People

The other day I ran into this article by Anthony Esolen, in which he translated an old teaching on why we shouldn’t speak badly about others, or, as the author puts it, why we shouldn’t “speak ill” of each other. He says: “The following...

You Don’t Have to Be Impressive

Who is the most important person in the Bible? Jesus, of course. Now—make a list of the other really important people in the story the Bible tells. I bet you won’t get too deep before you name David and Paul. Here’s an interesting fact about all three: It is...

More on Christian Disagreements

Following up on Chris’ post from the other day, I wanted to share some thoughts from a few hundred years ago from John Calvin. I’m (slowly) reading through his Institutes, and just happen to hit the section talking about how Christians are to handle...