Tag Archive | Matthew 5

Who Is My Enemy?

Interesting thoughts for Christians. We know Jesus’ answer to the question about who is my neighbor (anyone who is in need that we have the means to help), and we know the answer to what we are expected to do to our enemies: 43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR […]

Repost: 11 Sept. Reflections

Last year I posted some of my remembrances and thoughts on the anniversary of 9/11. Thought I would repost those here. I start with some general thoughts, then add on some thoughts related to how my faith colors my reflections on the tragedy. —————- I was just starting my first semester on campus as faculty. […]

The Prosperity Gospel and the Mortgage Collapse

I’ve been reading this (lengthy) article the last two days. (HT: Dom Benninger, via Facebook) The title, Did Christianity Cause the Crash?, is actually a bit of a misnomer. The author, Hanna Rosin, is actually interested only in the relationship between the “prosperity gospel” and the sub-prime mortgage collapse, or crash. She begins by introducing […]

Matthew 5.21-48

Matthew 5.21-48 (NASB) 21 “You have heard that the ancients were told, ‘YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT MURDER’ and ‘Whoever commits murder shall be liable to the court.’ 22 “But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘You good-for-nothing,’ […]

Matthew 5.13-20

Matthew 5.13-20 (NASB) 13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a […]

Matthew 5.1-12

Matthew 5.1-12 (NASB) 1 When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. 2 He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying, 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Blessed are those who […]