The Cruelty of Tenderness

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: “Nothing can be more cruel than the tenderness that consigns another to his sin. Nothing can be more compassionate than the severe rebuke that calls a brother back from the path of sin.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community Sin Not Taken Seriously We live in an era within … Continue reading The Cruelty of Tenderness

The Wicked Lie in Wait

Psalm 119:92-93 “If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction. I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have given me life.” In this life we will have trouble. We will face difficult challenges which try our faith. We will have wicked people who are out … Continue reading The Wicked Lie in Wait

So Many Lies

Not everyone who claims to have faith in Jesus Christ truly has faith. Not everyone who professes to be following Jesus Christ with his life truly is following Jesus Christ. Not everyone who makes promises keeps them. Not everyone who swears he or she is telling the truth really is telling the truth. Not everyone … Continue reading So Many Lies