I long held pretty standard views of Jesus' confrontation of the Pharisees. My view has shifted slightly, or rather has expanded to allow room for identifying all self-righteous individuals and points of view as having a close relationship to the Pharisees of Jesus day. We remember that Jesus warned his disciples “beware of the leaven … Continue reading Explaining the concept of secular phariseeism
How then is it that we see such devastation in our land? It is because the Christian church, which is the body of Christ, his representatives here on earth, have failed to understand his teaching. We have not discerned the shape of the spiritual battle nor have we recognized the enemy. Indeed a partial blindness … Continue reading In what is the church failing?
The previous post described three rules of practical wisdom which are really not wisdom at all. They were "don't offend anyone," "we don't need to talk about sin," and "guiltless sin" or the fiction of moral ignorance. The post touched briefly on each one, endeavoring to show what these rules are and why they are … Continue reading Another wrong tool