Month: October 2017

Thoughts from I Corinthians 2 – Speaking Ability and Proclaiming Christ

Paul reminds the Corinthians that when he was first among them, he did not preach the gospel news about Jesus with clever tactics of oratory. Because Corinth was historically a Greek city, and because the Greek Philosophers and their descendents prized polished speaking ability, some of the Corinthians thought Paul should be using those clever forms of communication when preaching…

Respectful-love: The Christian Version of Tolerance Part II

Not long ago, the word ‘tolerance’ meant ‘bearing’ or ‘putting up with someone or something not especially liked’. Now, however, the word has been redefined to mean ‘all values, all beliefs, all lifestyles, all truth claims are equal’. Denying this logic brands a person as ‘intolerant’, and thus worthy of contempt. However, what the person means by saying, “You must…