Start Off Your New Year Right with the First Psalm

Start Off Your New Year Right with the First Psalm

Open a Bible near the center, and you will find the Book of Psalms. In many ancient manuscripts, the first psalm was unnumbered, untitled and printed in red ink to indicate that it frames and prefaces the whole Psalter. Psalm 1 is both a wisdom psalm, showing us two...
Why You Must Pursue the Biblical Call of Peacemaker

Why You Must Pursue the Biblical Call of Peacemaker

Good preaching positively unsettles us. It inspires wonder in God’s character and ways. It draws adoring worship from bruised, parched and self-absorbed souls. It encourages new thoughts. Good preaching is a light in the dark. It challenges the status quo, instills...

What Early Christian Said About Our Conscience

While the New Testament writers adopted and refined the notion of conscience in Greek popular usage, it did not feature prominently in their ethical teaching. Later Christian thinkers, however, had much to say about conscience and developed the biblical concept in...

Is Your Conscience a Reliable Ethical Compass?

David Whitten, an Australian doctor, recalls his family holidaying at Katoomba’s Hydro Majestic Hotel in a 2005 essay titled “Tempting Fate to Save my Bacon.” When the waitress served his breakfast of fried eggs, he noticed “something next to...