Who’s the “you” in the Ten Commandments?

Who’s the “you” in the Ten Commandments? Or, another way to put it: Who are the commandments for? Who is being expected to obey these commandments? For most Christians, the assumption is that these are universal moral laws: they are for everyone. The “you” in the Ten Commandments is “every person.” This can make a …

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#JesusEconomics

Imagine Jesus as a financial advisor, or maybe as an economic consultant to presidents and prime ministers... "Okay, here's my plan (endorsed by God): I've come to bring good news to the poor, to proclaim a 'year of God's favour' - a Jubilee where all debts are forgiven." (Luke 4:18-19) #JesusEconomics "You who are poor, …

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Bishop Curry, Luke and Acts, and “Christianity Lite”

There was a lot of buzz this past weekend about the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, now the Duchess and Duke of Sussex. And a good bit of that buzz was about the sermon by Bishop Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gonlKodrmk Responses to Bishop Curry’s sermon have ranged from …

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“The Things that Make for Peace”

"Peace? Sure, we have peace. Jesus brings us peace with God. But no more war? Not in this world!" I can't tell you how many times I've heard this sentiment. Not necessarily in those exact words, but the idea has been repeated so many times it's become a truism. "Yes, Jesus came to bring peace: …

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