Between Marx and Christ

Karl Marx derided religion as myth. He described it as an opiate which is taken to help us cope with our oppressions and social injustice. And he attempted a better solution: He offered the hope of a classless society based on the belief that the problem with humanity is the acceptance of private property. The…

Removed Heads or Renewed Hearts

In the incident recorded in John 8:1-11, whereby a woman caught in adultery was brought before Jesus by the Jewish religious leaders, the issue was not about the fact of the sin. Both groups, Jesus and the men, were perfectly in agreement that adultery was wrong. Jesus was not repudiating the ten commandments. The difference…

The King who rode on a Donkey

“Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Luke 19:38) I wrote in an earlier post about how Jesus turned the world upside-down, especially in relation to power. And there are few incidents in his earthly ministry which portray this like his triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Here was the King of the…

The Church’s Mission

A major reason for the church’s ineffectiveness in the world is her eagerness to follow the world’s agenda. Our agenda was set by our Lord years ago when He taught us to pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be your name, Your Kingdom come, The pursuit of God’s kingdom on earth is her agenda. We…