Divisions and factions

But if anyone is disposed to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor do the churches of God. Now in this instruction that I give you I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. For, to begin with, when you come togetherContinue reading “Divisions and factions”

No, you do not have a right to your own opinion

Habitual insistence on the sovereignty of one’s own (or one’s own faction’s) opinion is incompatible with Christian discipleship and culpably destructive of Christian community.

What to do about disagreements between Christians?

“If anyone thinks otherwise” (a phrase from Philippians 3:15) . . . what then? What to do about disagreements? A lot depends on whether or not there is a context of mutual trust and affection. Within the New Testament, if you were to read Paul’s letter to the Galatians side-by-side with Paul’s letter to theContinue reading “What to do about disagreements between Christians?”