Faith should never trump science. We need to stop asking Scripture and Nature to do jobs they were not designed to do. Some questions likely will remain – and that’s OK.
Matthew provides the genealogy of Jesus to the Babylonian exile. Then he quickly turns to the virgin birth of Jesus by giving a new significance to Isaiah’s prophecy.
George Yancey notes when he critiques those with whom he shares similar faith values, he has more influence than criticizing those with different belief systems.
The hard road is the one that requires us to patiently listen to one another, to show respect and consideration for those that believe differently from ourselves.
The books of Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes, along with certain Psalms, uniquely highlight the importance of fearing the Lord. But how does fearing the Lord relate to wisdom?
Even if we go to the Bible to develop our political principles, dispositions, and rhetoric, we might not know how to derive them from its pages without context.