Romans thirteen is inevitably the first passage that Christian peacemakers need to contend with. Often it's used as grounds to prove that Christians can set aside the teachings of Jesus in service of their country. But I believe Christians, having been heavily influenced by Augustine and his subsequent theologians, have made catastrophic errors in interpreting Paul's writings by disconnecting them from their context.
What Is Liberty’s Value?
What does it mean to be free? And are you truly free? Let's ask the question "does liberty have inherent value" so we can better understand how Christians should view the question of "liberty".
Civil Unrest and Peace
Romans 13:4 (CSB) — For [government] is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, because it does not carry the sword for no reason. For it is God’s servant, an avenger that brings wrath on the one who does wrong. Look at how much chaos is being inflicted on society because …
Governmental Authorities: Romans 13:1-7
This post looks at how Christians are to view and interact with the government.
The Issue of Homosexuality- Part 3
I chose the above painting of the parable of the 10 virgins for this post because I want to encourage us all to consider whether or not we are ready for the times we live in. Like the five foolish virgins who slept and were unprepared, I am concerned that many Christians in the US …