Wisdom Literature and Epistles as Case Laws

It is interesting to observe that the New Testament Epistles and much of the Old Testament Wisdom literature have a function that closely parallels the case laws of the Torah. This observation helps us see that the contemporary approach to exegesis that attempts to adduce universal principles from Biblical texts misses the point of their … Continue reading Wisdom Literature and Epistles as Case Laws

The Christian Worldview (4): Ethics (c)

In the early posts on ethics, under the perspective of normativity, we have already seen much of what we could discuss under the perspective of the individual Christians role in ethical decisions. Each Christian is a member of the new creation, expected to act accordingly. They are to live under the law of Christ and … Continue reading The Christian Worldview (4): Ethics (c)

The Christian Worldview (4): Ethics (b)

The Bible is the standard, the norm, for Christian ethics. The New Testament gives direct instructions to Christians today. However, a significant portion of the Bible is the Old Testament and it is often hard to identify how Old Testament ethics apply to us, a New Testament people. In this article, I hope to offer … Continue reading The Christian Worldview (4): Ethics (b)

The Christian Worldview (4): Ethics (a)

Ethics is traditionally the third realm covered by philosophy. Once we know what is (metaphysics) and how we have knowledge (epistemology), it is then necessary to ask, what do we do? How does one act in such a world? If our metaphysic posits that what is real is not the physical world but the immaterial … Continue reading The Christian Worldview (4): Ethics (a)

Christians and the World: The Ethics of a City on a Hill

14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may … Continue reading Christians and the World: The Ethics of a City on a Hill