Tag: good

Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness

The Apostle Paul certainly had plenty of reason for concern about the doctrinal steadfastness of the Galatian Christians (cf. Galatians 1:1-5:16); nevertheless, he would not neglect the opportunity to exhort them regarding the practice ofContinue reading

I Am Not Fine; Neither Are You.

How are you doing today? You’re fine? How am I doing? Oh, I’m fine, too. How many times have you had such a conversation in your life? How many times have you really, fully, honestlyContinue reading

“Good” and “Bad” People?

In the world we often hear people categorized according to a binary: there are “good” people and there are “bad” people, the “good guys” and the “bad guys.” We have been told, for instance, thatContinue reading

Charity

It seems to be an almost daily occurrence, at least in my mailbox: another charity sending a request for financial support. Requests come in from children’s hospitals, cancer treatment centers, local rescue missions, non-governmental organizationsContinue reading

American Spirituality

The Barna Group came out with the findings of their recent survey on American perspectives on their own spirituality. Not that they really reveal anything new. They just confirm what Jesus already said. For instance:Continue reading

A Most Challenging Command

To him therefore that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin (James 4:17). How do we define a “good, moral person”? Much of the time, a “good, moral person”Continue reading

A Challenging Declaration

To him therefore that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin (James 4:17). When human beings think about sin, they normally think about “sins of commission”: doing wicked things.Continue reading