My Love/Hate Relationship with Facebook Likes

Ok, I confess–I’m mildly addicted to Facebook “Likes”. I love the affirmation I receive when I see those likes streaming in on some witty saying I post or on a photo of my kids. It’s only natural. It’s kind of like a pat on the back, a “good job,” or a star sticker on one of . . . → Read More: My Love/Hate Relationship with Facebook Likes

Perfection in the Sermon on the Mount: Attainable or Not?

This passage in Matthew 5:48, and others like it (cf. 1 Pet. 1:15-16), has always confused me:

“You shall be perfect (τέλειοι), as your heavenly father is perfect (τέλειός).”

If we understand perfection as something that’s unattainable this side of heaven, and if we see God as qualitatively and categorically different from us in holiness and perfection, then . . . → Read More: Perfection in the Sermon on the Mount: Attainable or Not?