Holy hatred: Feet that make haste to run to evil

Four pastors were sitting down to lunch. Having just read James 5, in which James urges his readers to confess their sins to one another (v. 16), one suggested that they practice what they had read. They all agreed, and so the first pastor…

Lies, half-truths and repentance

Back in April this year, an Internet evangelist recorded a conversation with a Florida-based baker, in which he asked her to bake a cake displaying the words, “We do not support gay marriage.” The baker refused to do so and quickly hung up. The…

Gossip and the triple filter test

Several years ago I came across a story about the ancient philosopher Socrates, who was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem. An acquaintance came to the great philosopher with a tale he had just heard about a friend of Socrates. Before he could…