Prosperity: A Biblical Overview

Genesis 1: 28 God creates man, His highest creation, and tells him to take rule over the earth. For a home, God gives man an idyllic garden called Eden (Genesis 2:10). The name "Eden" means "delight, pleasure, a place where all five senses are satisfied". In the original state which God intended for man, there … Continue reading Prosperity: A Biblical Overview

Bethlehem’s Treasure: A Christmas Meditation

"Riches untold, frankincense and gold, pale before the Glory we behold! The Father's gift of love come down, sacrifice beyond all measure. Heavenly hosts proclaim this sound, come and see the infant King Bethlehem's Treasure!" (1) The scene is a very familiar one: The crisp December breeze blends with the colorful lights, distinctive music and … Continue reading Bethlehem’s Treasure: A Christmas Meditation

Jesus: Conservative or Liberal? Part 3: Biblical Stewardship, Charity and Welfare

As we conclude our series on applying Jesus' teachings to the modern political arena, I would like to share an illustration from a rather unlikely source: baby sitting. I was once helping to watch two young children, a boy and a girl, for some friends. While we sat in the floor playing with coloring books, … Continue reading Jesus: Conservative or Liberal? Part 3: Biblical Stewardship, Charity and Welfare

Jesus: Conservative or Liberal? Part 2-Jesus, Money and the Poor

"Whose side would Jesus be on, the wealthy businessman's, or the poor farmer's?" In the many discourses about Christianity and politics, questions like this one often come up in order to make the case that God cannot be tied to popular right-wing political ideologies (a point which, as I discussed in the previous message, I … Continue reading Jesus: Conservative or Liberal? Part 2-Jesus, Money and the Poor