Search ResultsScorning Meekness Inspired by Mary Stewart VanLeeuwen's observation that character traits offered in Matthew 5:1-12 and Galatians 5:22-26 are scorned by some Christians as soft, this article by Scott Hoezee questions the quality of discipleship in the Church.... My Apologies to Justin Bieber, Sarah Palin, and Mom Bruce Reyes-Chow's blog offers a public apology for directing scorn and ridicule toward public figures; he maintains that all people, as God's children, deserve to be treated with dignity. Water Cooler Cool In this audio presentation Howard Butt, Jr., speaks of the destructive nature of gossip and scorn, as opposed to helpful feedback (Proverbs 11:9). The Fifth Commandment: Honor Your Parents Mark D. Roberts uses Exodus 20:12 to reflect on how honoring one’s parents may vary over different stages of life and circumstances. A Despised Occupation Piers Linley unpacks John's use of shepherd imagery (10:1-10), pointing to both its royal connotations and its first-century association with outlaws and lowlifes. Jesus receives the scorn, and eventually becomes the king, all for us sheep! Sin of Scorn In this article on Luke 18:9-14, the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector, Roberta Bondi reflects on the sin of bragging and scorn. Learning the Art of Following Greg Carey's commentary on Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 suggests that a misguided hero complex may obscure how we see Jesus in Matthew's gospel. Jesus knew the art of following, something the church would do well to learn. Full Text Hymns on Scorn Romans 2:4-8: Ungrateful sinners! whence this scornPD
Blest Lord, behold the guilty scornPD
My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?©
See more hymns... But Does It Move? (Part 2) In this article, John Lennox considers the historical controversy about whether the earth moves and what the Bible has to say (or not say) about it. Three Stories about Climate Change Reflecting Christian opposition to scientific research on climate change, this article by David Schelhaas describes our commission by God to take care of creation. The Spirit, the water, and the blood Commenting on 1 John 5:9-13, Nijay Gupta discusses the difficulty for many first-century believers in seeing the cross as a symbol of victory and power rather than an indication of defeat and failure. Hymn of the Month: Hymns for June, July, and August An article that explores three hymns, "Protect Me, God, I Trust in You,' Eat this Bread,' and 'Amazing Grace' offering background information as well as performance notes. Removing the locks on our hearts The story of Acts 5:27-32 shows the disciples hiding behind locked doors and secure walls. Do we hide behind locked hearts and secure relationships? Or do we allow Christ in, and pour his peace out? Hear Us, Here We do not know how to pray as a community, together, for the community. This commentary on Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 explore the poem that frames a nation's cry of lament.