The Danger of “Prooftexting”

We’ve all been there: a friendly question turns into a pointed question; a well-meaning discussion turns into a heated argument. Words flow like a dam-burst, and the damage might as well be subject to an agency for interpersonal disaster relief. But what if we could prevent the cracks in the dam in the first place?… Continue reading The Danger of “Prooftexting”

The Spirit of Gifts

“But each of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore it is said, ‘When he ascended on high he made captivity itself a captive;    he gave gifts to his people.’” – Ephesians 4:7-8 Gracefully floating back down, your cape waves majestically. The ground is honored to host your presence. All is calm…but… Continue reading The Spirit of Gifts

“Intentional” Marriage

You know, he has a clever argument, and I won’t deny it’s relevance–especially now, when legal divorce is rampant in the church. But I have a problem with clever arguments instead of comprehensive ones. And I also make a very large distinction between “legal divorce” and “spiritual divorce,” for very good reasons. What Luck seems to be saying is that if the intention of either of the human parties changes, then it is already a divorce. While I think that could be helpful for viewing the spiritual quality of your marriage, I don’t think it makes it a real divorce. Here’s why: