Our Patient God

Jesus is in Jerusalem, and the leaders of Israel are plotting to kill him. Knowing the tragedy that is before him, Jesus tells his friends and enemies a parable: … “A man planted a vineyard and let it out to tenants and went into another country for a long while. When the time came, he sent a … More Our Patient God

Membership Has Its Privileges … and Responsibilities

When one reads the book of Deuteronomy, one must understand the distinction between cultural practices and transcultural principles. For example, in Deuteronomy 17:1, God commands the Israelites to sacrifice perfect animals. Any animal that is blemished is deemed unacceptable for use in God’s sacred worship ceremonies. Therefore, as Christians no longer bound by the Ceremonial Law, we keep … More Membership Has Its Privileges … and Responsibilities