Dictionary.com defines virtue signaling as “the action or practice of publicly expressing opinions or sentiments intended to demonstrate one’s good character or the moral correctness of one’s position on a particular issue.” Although social media has certainly provided the means for this to be done on a larger scale than ever before, there is absolutelyContinue reading “Jesus And Virtue Signaling”
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Giving God Fast Prayers
It’s important to note that the record of Jesus’ teaching that Matthew relates to us in 6:1-18, is given in response to Pharisaical abuses (5:20,21,27,31,33,38,43). If the “hypocrites” of 6:2,5,16 aren’t exclusively Pharisees, it certainly would include them (see 23:13,15,23,25,27,29). So we shouldn’t approach the text as an open forum on the subjects of giving, fasting, andContinue reading “Giving God Fast Prayers”
Teaching or Trivializing?
On the counter at the retail place was a picture of a family and a description of a crisis they were going through. If you wanted to help them out financially you could put your contribution in one of two jars—either the one marked Alabama or Auburn. Let me say at this point that IContinue reading “Teaching or Trivializing?”
The Joy of Sharing
As the Joad family travels to California as part of the great migration westward during the 1930’s in Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, there’s a scene that takes place in a diner on Route 66. A man and his two sons shuffle in. Their time on the road has left them dirty and disheveled. The manContinue reading “The Joy of Sharing”