Inconvenient Christianity

It is a familiar story. The one where Jesus sets two men free from demonic possession, by sending the demons into a herd of swine and causing the swine to commit mass suicide. Ok that last detail may be exaggerating the storyline just a tad bit. But that's the story in essence. Part of the … Continue reading Inconvenient Christianity

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Power of a different kind: a meditation while ironing clothes

2 Timothy 1:7 is a pretty well-known verse. Many Christians have committed it to memory. "For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline."  A couple of days back, while I was ironing clothes, the verse crept into my mind and as I was pondering over it, … Continue reading Power of a different kind: a meditation while ironing clothes

The Importance and Relevance of the Old Testament to the Christian

The Old Testament as a set of moral rules or obligations. The Old Testament as passé, out of date, or even irrelevant for the New Testament Christian. These two broad ideas define what many Christians think about the Old Testament today. Unfortunately, when we neglect or jettison the Old Testament, which makes up almost three … Continue reading The Importance and Relevance of the Old Testament to the Christian

Wisdom? Short reflections on the book of Proverbs

Though well known for its pithy sayings, the book of Proverbs contains threads that run through it. I would hazard a guess that 'wisdom' would be the one of the threads that many are familiar with. However, the concept of wisdom in the Hebraic mindset might differ from our modern understanding of it - we … Continue reading Wisdom? Short reflections on the book of Proverbs