Part of a series on the Ten Commandments. By Stewart Clem The Bible does not condone lying. Or does it? On the one hand, when lying is considered in the abstract, the biblical authors are unequivocal: “Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord” (Pr... Read More...
Francis and Augustine would tell us first that less is more, and that God’s transforming oracles lie closer to hand than we might first expect.
With its final door, The Good Place proves useful for our journey once more: we cannot stop here, we must journey on.
In online outrage, often forgotten is the biblical counsel: “Let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger, for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness” (James 1:19–20).
When Augustine says that God alone is to be enjoyed, and everything else — including human beings — used, he does not mean that everything besides God is worthless.