One of the unique things about the Christian faith is our focus on suffering. Christ calls us to suffer for his name, and we find God uniquely and especially with the poor and hurting. The idol of comfort is seen as a stumbling block within our faith, and Christ often condemns the rich and comfortable.
Yet, for many western Christians, life is without significant suffering. How should we feel about that? Is it a blessing, or is it a symptom of an inauthentic faith? This article takes up these questions.
Originally published in the magazine of St. Columba's Church of Scotland. Please click "read more".
As Christians, the question of war should concern us. We seek peace, but do we seek peace through any means possible? Can the use of violent, lethal force be reconciled to the Gospel? This article seeks to explore the Christian relationship with war.
Originally published in the magazine of St. Columba's Church of Scotland in July 2017. Click "read more".