Healthy Parenting limits emotional wounds

Scripture is clear that children are to honour their parents.  The Apostle Paul reminds the Christians in Ephesus that this is not only a command from God, but also the first commandment with a promise (Ephesians 6:1-3). In addition, God has clearly given parents authority over their children, and again this authority is to be […] Read more »

Misuse of Authority

Our concept of evil can get entangled with our beliefs about Biblical authority. Biblical authority is a difficult concept to grasp. Our concept of authority structure is generally based on a hierarchical system such as the military or many business models. Flow charts have a top and a bottom. Often, our understanding of authority defaults […] Read more »

Why Evil Happens

Evil acts recounted throughout the Bible, as well as in present-day events, continue to have the same effect of separating us from each other and from God. Any act of sexual abuse is evil because it is, in and of itself, a violation of God’s laws as recorded throughout scripture. In addition, it is evil […] Read more »

Evil in Action

Most of us can easily describe evil acts that are a direct rebellion against God’s written laws.  God’s recorded laws, the Ten Commandments, and other laws elsewhere in the Old Testament in most cases give clear moral directives. As Christians, we understand that doing evil, or sin, is choosing not to obey God’s moral code. […] Read more »

What is Evil?

We tend to think of evil as an act in and of itself. The reality is that evil, or sin (as Christians call it), is better judged by the outcome of any given act. In the garden of Eden eating fruit from a tree is not, in and of itself, an evil act. First and foremost […] Read more »

Defining “Garden Variety” Evil

What’s your picture of evil? Did you come up with a name of someone, present or past, whom you would consider the personification of evil? I’m sure that without too much thought you could come up with a list of ten or more names of evil dictators or serial killers. It’s not hard to do. […] Read more »