Jews and Judaism in Protestant Christian Curriculum
Let us agree to three things out right: 1) Jesus was shaped by and deeply valued his Judaic religious heritage.2) Judaism did not lose its vitality after the birth of Christianity. 3) Although a primary teaching of Christianity is love of neighbor, what…
The Christian Mission in the Third Millennium
The great challenge facing the Christian churches today is how to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the men and women of our times. The task of evangelizing is not something new for the Church. We cannot speak of this challenge without also …
Jews and Christians: All in the Family – A Sermon Based on Luke 15
Any law enforcement office will tell you that a policeman would rather try to stop a bank robbery than to intervene in a domestic argument. More people are murdered by relatives than by strangers. Family feuds are the worst fights….
Wolves on the Loose
And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel, thy brother? And be said, I know not: am I my brother’s keeper? And he said, What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground (Gen. 4:9-10).
Violent Aggression Today in the Name of Religion
Around the world as we move toward the close of the second millennium, aggression and violence in the name of religion have become major factors in local and international disputes. This is evident in the former Yugoslavia, Turkey and Iran, in the…
The Challenge of Being Religious in Central and Eastern Europe
The recent momentous changes in Central and Eastern Europe have led to an intense discussion about the identity and the destiny of Europe. Churches consider themselves as being entrusted with a special responsibility for building up a new Europe….