Human love is a faint reflection of God’s love. So often human love is based on conditions, circumstances and expectations.
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.
Dr Bruce Manners recently talked about his new book, The Command: Learning to Love Like Jesus.
At the heartbeat of Adventism is the life and ministry of Jesus, but it’s so easy to lose our focus. The Command helps us hear that heartbeat again.
“My belief is that if we love more, people will be more attracted to our church and we will keep more people in our church,” says Dr Bruce Manners.
In our debates and discussions, we’ve relied on theology, logic, emotion, all of the rhetorical devices we can, but often neglected love.
The transition I made long ago from being a casual lodger to becoming a committed son is one I need to make every day, but at an even more profound level.
Even if it means getting vaccinated . . .
Estrella found herself in the Philippines when the COVID-19 lockdowns hit and had quite a journey returning to Australia. Through it all, she felt close to God.
“You can have social justice without the gospel, but you can’t have the gospel without social justice,” writes Michaela Jones.