Friday, September 29, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Words are Violent.

Words are Violent.

I recently read an article in which Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro listed things that he had learned after having spoken at Cal-Berkeley. Many of the students and surrounding community came in force against him being invited to speak at the University. Shapiro, an Orthodox Jewish man, was called a nazi, a “supposed jew”, a white supremacist, and a racist. In response to some of these statements and others, particularly ones about microaggressions and speech being violent, Shapiro said in response “No, Speech isn’t violence.”1 In one sense I agree with him, and in another I wonder if the attitudes of both sides aren’t dismissive. I agree with the sentiment that is intended, that being that the students and protesters shouldn’t seek to shut down speech just because they disagree with it, but I also thought about the scriptures that talk about the power of words.

Cross Section Ep. 12

Christ as King and Priest in Zechariah 3.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

What is Love?

By: Daniel Shultz

            Baby don’t hurt me. A depth of information can be encapsulated in such simple a phrase. I often wonder what exactly it means to love? Of course many today talk about love as a feeling, but what does it mean to love? And does the Christian have the option to determine that on their own?
            The Scriptures say a lot about love including a phrase we all know, love your neighbor as yourself, but what does that actually mean? The truth is that many people will isolate that verse from the text of scripture and use it as a lens to read their own understandings into Christian ethics. If loving myself means tolerating my own sin then I can love others by tolerating the sin of others. If loving myself means ignoring God’s standards for our lives then I can ignore it when people violate those standards. However the phrase “love your neighbor as yourself” has a context in which it must be understood.