Who Were the Original Pharisees? Throughout the ministry of Jesus, he consistently confronted and voiced His displeasure with a certain political and religious class within first-century Palestine. They were called the Pharisees. The Pharisees did...
In this week’s podcast episode I looked at the rise and dominance of the “love of self” in Western society in the course of the last hundred years. I traced the history of this dominating spirit of our age. Today I look at the question "who told you that you were naked" from Genesis 3 and solve the world's problems with a true and Biblical self-image perspective.
In 2 Timothy 3:2 there is a warning of terrible times in the future when (among other things) people will be lovers of themselves. This podcast episode looks at this reality of our current day and age. At no point in the history of the world can an entire generation even come close to competing with our own for the unfortunate title of being a people totally in love with themselves. I look at the history and the dysfunction of this horrible reality and these terrible times.
As believers we have a responsibility to pursue truth – not politics. Unfortunately, we have been taught to neutralize that responsibility by equating different political issues, parties and candidates with the truth. (We say and honestly believe on a personal level that we don’t do this, but most of us do.) There are consequences to this compromise. It is all too easy for us to observe such consequences upon society at large but we should also be aware and vigilant regarding those consequences upon our own individual souls. This post consists of some personal considerations and standards in the aftermath of the latest battle of America’s culture war.
Oxford Dictionaries has named “Post-Truth” as the 2016 word of the year. In this podcast episode we look at the ways we left the truth behind in 2016. This has been a long time coming though and JB Shreve looks back to the culture wars of the 1990s as well as the moral philosophies of absolutes and relativism that helped us to get here.