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What is Love?

What is Love? Thoughts from I Corinthians 13            There is a great deal of talk in today’s society about love. We are immersed in talk of love, read books about it, watch shows about it, and long for it, but we rarely stop to think what love actually is. It seems that everyone wants to love and be loved, but very few have given any thought to how “love” is to be defined. Surely all the other questions about…

Respectful Love: The Christian Version of Tolerance – Part 2

Not long ago, the word ‘tolerance’ meant ‘bearing’ or ‘putting up with someone or something not especially liked’. Now, however, the word has been redefined to mean ‘all values, all beliefs, all lifestyles, all truth claims are equal’. Denying this logic brands a person as ‘intolerant’, and thus worthy of contempt. However, what the person means by saying, “You must be open to everything” is really, “You must be open to everything that I am open to, and anything that…

Respectful Love: The Christian Version of Tolerance – Part I

An ancient maxim reads, “About matters of taste, there is no disputing,” while another advises, “About matters of truth, we should engage in dispute.”[1] These two sayings nicely capture the essence of the solution to the contemporary problem of tolerance and truth. On the one hand, we hear much in public discourse about the need for tolerance, usually presented as the non-judgmental acceptance of all perspectives. On the other hand, those who stand for truth are often branded as narrow-minded,…