Some thoughts on a letter Martin Luther wrote to a friend during a health crisis.
Christians have a distinctive view of the world and a particular, Christ-centered spirituality. It is in light of this that we would like to reconsider the appeal of euthanasia. We have identified five reasons – five fears – why people, Christians included, might wish for assisted dying, and shown how the hope we have in Christ confronts these fears. All of them are understandable, and forgivable, yet none of them are so dark that this hope cannot sustain his people through them.
||Short Article|| Compelling motivations exist for Christians not to promote conspiracy theories. Even the ones that they are certain are true.
Donald Trump’s photograph outside a forcefully-cleared church entrance while holding up a Bible has brought new shame on Christianity.
New Zealand appears to have dodged a bullet and gotten off lightly in this pandemic, yet many Christians are berating the government because we cannot gather as churches under Lockdown Level 2. But there is a high cost which I doubt we are counting.
It is awkward when you are represented in such a way that you neither wholeheartedly endorse nor wish to outright deny.
As Christians the gospel should shape our values and perspectives on all issues, and here I would like to offer the example of one man whose perspective on one of these was indeed formed by his commitment to Jesus. His name was Paulus Orosius.
It is one thing to reject Jesus because one dislikes him, but quite another to base that decision on a misunderstanding of him.
My wife and I read a book with the above title, and would like to share a few thoughts from the preface.
Theology matters. It defines and declares who your God is. The knowledge of God is what fuels and steadies the devotion of his people in their song and their service.