Hey, know what would be fun? Let’s have a discussion on racism that is altruistic. A person of color had commented on their page that they held the nation in contempt and listed reasons for it. I concurred with what they said until I read one of their bullet points concerning the 3rd stanza of… Continue reading Justified Racism?
On the material plane and spirit. Μακάριοι οἱ πτωχοὶ τῷ πνεύματι , Ὅτιαὐτῶν ἐστιν ἡ βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν . Blessed are the poor in the spirit for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens. Almost all translations except for the Berean render the first part of this verse, “Blessed are the poor in Spirit…”. This is due to the fact that no matter how skilled you are… Continue reading Revolutionary Papers: April 20, 2019
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3 Part 1. During my study time over the years I am ashamed to say that I never bothered to exegete the Beatitudes. I knew them and so due to that and their apparent simplicity, I never bothered to study them… Continue reading Revolutionary Papers: April 19, 2019
No, this is not a warning to those engaged in the character assassination of others while deeply embedded in the sin of gluttony that comes from too much fried chicken. I wouldn’t lower myself to that. Who am I kidding, I totally would. But I’m not. Right now. This is about our excess and selfishness… Continue reading Feed others not yourself, Tubby McChurchian.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the… Continue reading Success in ministry! (or the Ministry of the Shivering Sheep, Inc.)
When I survey the wondrous cross on which the Prince of Glory died; my richest gain I count but loss, and pour contempt on all my pride. Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, save in the death of Christ, my God; all the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to his blood.… Continue reading Vintage Reconciliation: The Supererogative Christian Life