The Ethics of the Early Church: What Can We Learn?

The ethical life of the early Church was embedded in an understanding of the love of Christ for His church. The early Church Christians reflected this love in their relationships with each other. They did not have an entirely separate ethical conduct, but rather lived their lives within the structures of society empowered by the love of Christ. Can the church today learn from this?

The Lesson of Four Mirrors Some thoughts about the spirituality of sojourning in the Early Church

Christians are strangers and sojourners in the world. This article paints four pictures to help the reader understand what it was like for the early church Christians to live as sojourners in this world while they suffered under persecution. The author then applies this to Christians living as pilgrims in today's world.

Christianity and Culture – An Overview

How can we gain a true understanding of culture? At bottom, we need to have a knowledge of man in relation to God. Culture flows out of this. The article shows that the biblical story of creation, fall, redemption, and consummation sets the foundation for any discussion about Christianity and culture. It also discusses our possible options for cultural involvement.

Private Faith?

If a Christian today can feel like such a stranger in his community, should he then hold to a private faith? This article addresses this question, and explains that if you allow your faith to be pushed to the private sphere, it will have a massive impact on your life as a whole. Ultimately, private faith is no faith. The only defensible answer to secularization is to let one's faith permeate all of his life.