2014年12月

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十字架上的得勝詩篇

詩篇廿二篇27節:地的四極都要想念耶和華,並且歸順他;列國的萬族都要在你面前敬拜。 耶穌在十字架上呼喊詩篇廿二篇的頭一句,被很多人誤解為父神離棄了他。但耶穌提醒人這篇詩的內容,其中的第24節恰恰說,神沒有向受苦的人掩面。而且到了這一節,詩人說列國的萬族有一天都要來到神面前敬拜。你想耶穌為甚麼要在十字架上讀這篇詩? 有人說,猶太人的人生哲學… 詳閱

五點根據引證無神論者錯誤理解聖經福音

Have you been told that the stories of Jesus are unreliable – made up by desperate disciples wanting to make a new religion, decades after Jesus’ death? Wasn’t Jesus just a good teacher, and all the Christian stuff added on later by deluded people wanting to use him for their ow… 詳閱

在不完美家庭中的上帝

I don’t know what a perfect first-century family looked like, but I’m certain that Joseph and Mary didn’t fit the ideal. Joseph had no money. He had no safe place for his wife to give birth and no plausible explanation for her pregnancy. How scared they must have been. Thei… 詳閱

英國坎特伯雷大主教聖誕講章

At Christmas 1914 soldiers took the risk, crossed a battle-line and kindled an evening of friendship and football. It is the moment all have picked on this year, whether in adverts or sermons. The truce illustrates something of the heart of Christmas, whereby God sends his Son, that vulnerable sig… 詳閱

英國聖公會首任女主教

Downing Street has announced that the new bishop of Stockport – and the first female bishop in the Church of England – will be the Rev. Libby Lane, currently vicar of St. Peter’s, Hale, and St. Elizabeth’s, Ashley. As bishop of Stockport she will serve as a suffragan (assistant) bisho… 詳閱

拒絕冷漠

I’m not sure if religion is the opiate of the masses, but I’m convinced that indifference is the opiate of the privileged. We turn to it when overwhelmed by the discomfort we feel about our complicity in an oppressed person’s reality. To anesthetize ourselves against their reality, we willfully inges… 詳閱

2014年美國五宗最傻的宗教豁免案

國際基督教消息
2014 was the year that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) made a comeback, and now religious exemptions are the talk of the (policy wonk) town. As Hobby Lobby emboldened those seeking religious exemptions, we saw more and more outlandish claims being advanced disguised as religious rights. Here are th… 詳閱

美國教會組織開始考慮給予同性婚姻福利

Universities, charities and hospitals affiliated with churches that oppose same-sex marriage are facing the thorny question of whether they have an obligation — morally or legally — to extend health care benefits to spouses of gay and lesbian employees in states where they now are allowed to marry. Many religious-base… 詳閱

妥協的弔詭(一)

繼上一星期討論寬容,今個星期就討論與寬容相關的概念-妥協。寬容代表著妥協。沒有妥協,寬容就不可能出現,但妥協又不一定與寬容有直接關係,因為妥協本身是一種討價還價協商的過程。在政治世界,對話離不開妥協,因為妥協避免因不同人之間的利益、不同的政治意識形態和不同身份走向暴力。妥協以不同形式出現,例如,合約、適應、共識和合作。事實上,民主… 詳閱

簡評:佚名,〈宣教士的文化指南──愛的真諦〉,穆蜜譯,《校園》2014年11/12月,80-1。

(與建道神學院畢業、現於日本宣教的 Ricky Leung 傳道合寫) 這篇短文改編自聖經哥林多前書第十三章一至八節,旨在表明「愛」在宣教中的首要性。我們注意到這篇短文有其時空處境:「舊詞重提」也許是好一陣子以前的作品,「美國人」的作品自也有其文化限制。「佚名」更表示作者多半不可考。但中譯篇名既云「指南」、「真諦」,且輕薄短小的文字往往深入人心,我… 詳閱
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