Tag: money

Injustice and Wealth

If you see the extortion of the poor, or the perversion of justice and fairness in the government, do not be astonished by the matter. For the high official is watched by a higher official,Continue reading

Economic Distress

The news coming out of Wall Street is quite dire. Some large investment banks are faltering. Insurance companies are in trouble. The government feels compelled to intervene. Uncertainty reigns. The stock market loses value. OtherContinue reading

The End of Pleasure

I thought to myself, “Come now, I will try self-indulgent pleasure to see if it is worthwhile.” But I found that it also is futile. I said of partying, “It is folly,” and of self-indulgentContinue reading

Striving After Wind

I, the Teacher, have been king over Israel in Jerusalem. I decided to carefully and thoroughly examine all that has been accomplished on earth. I concluded: God has given people a burdensome task that keepsContinue reading

Works of the Flesh: Idolatry

The Apostle Paul displayed great concern for the Christians of the churches in Galatia. He wanted to make sure they understood what kind of character and behaviors embodied the follower of Jesus, and the characterContinue reading

The Christian and Hope

In the Greek author Hesiod’s Works and Days we learn of the myth of Pandora, who was a beautiful woman given a container by the gods which she was told to never open. At someContinue reading

A Culture of Death

In Revelation 17:1-18:24 John is granted a vision of the whore Babylon. The picture is not pretty: she wears luxuriant clothing and ostentatious jewelry, holding a cup full of abominations from which the nations drink,Continue reading

Americanism Versus Christianity

For two thousand years Christians have lived under many different earthly rulers and nation-states. Many Christians today live as citizens of the United States of America. America has provided many blessings for Christians: we haveContinue reading

Privilege

In recent years “privilege” has become a prominent feature in American social and political discourse. Many wish to look at all things through the lens of privilege; others deny the existence of privilege outright, atContinue reading