Tag Archives: sacrificial love

Moral Homeostasis

What was the whole point of revelation? “Master, which is the great commandment in the Law?” Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your … Continue reading

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Qualified Pacifism

Do you suppose they would call it “qualified pacifism”? I’m not sure giving it a name would make any difference, but it does make it easier to pull out a large concept if it has a handle. The problem we … Continue reading

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Offerings to God

It makes a world of difference when you give to family versus giving to just about anyone else. I actually like the article on tithing at Wikipedia. It corrects a lot of lies told by greedy clergymen. Nowhere is tithing … Continue reading

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Family Business

Here’s a thought experiment: What is the business model of Radix Fidem? As a matter of context, we don’t have a profit model because it works as a non-profit, a totally unregistered charity. That’s our effect in the business climate, … Continue reading

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Sermon on the Mount 8

Justice for Enemies 5:43-48 Jesus isn’t really arguing with the Talmudic traditions here. He’s arguing with common Pharisaical behavior. It’s hard to find anything resembling “hate your enemies” except perhaps in the Qumran Scrolls, where the Qumran community taught something … Continue reading

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Joy Reminder

Anglo-Saxon culture is unique in its dour and sour outlook. The world of Beowulf was always gloomy and dark. Despite some moderation through centuries of technological advancement and multicultural exposure, the under-layer of Western expectation is still that sad existence. … Continue reading

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Psalm 133

Here we have a gem that most Westerners miss, not because they don’t read it, but because they don’t get the full depth of meaning. The quintessence of all the biblical covenants together is fellowship and communion on a very … Continue reading

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