Category: Faith

Living Kingdom: Oddballs in muddy puddles

Like many middle-borns in the birth order, I confess to being somewhat obsessed with fairness and the parable of “The Workers in the Vineyard” triggers my injustice meter.

To submit or not to submit, that is the question

A passage of Scripture that has created much controversy in Christian communities is Ephesians 5:22: “Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.”

Living Kingdom: Surprising treasure

In ancient history, pearls held pride of place for value and expense. So, the pearl in this parable represents something of great beauty, unique character and, understandably, immense value. What could that “something” be?

What in the Word: keep watch/stay awake

Ever been “caught napping”? The expression is more than 400 years old. By Shakespeare’s day it was being used to refer to someone who should have been ready for a situation but was caught unprepared.

The new covenant: then and now

Like the “New Deal” offered by US Democrat leader Franklin D Roosevelt to counter the Great Depression in March 1933, God’s new covenant with Israel was also by no means entirely new and it too was in response to a national catastrophe.

Disappointed with love

Most of us spend our lives waving at one thing or another —an ideal relationship, a dream home, a grand overseas holiday, a brilliant career—believing that what we are waving at is what we’re really looking for.

God’s hand

Despite the disappointment of a semester where our teaching program had to transition online, we have seen God’s hand clearly visible in our journey this year.

The great divide

During my time at Adventist Record, I’ve noticed a problem brewing at the core of our denomination.