There are a number of legal developments over the past year which haven't received as much attention, so here are five examples from 2015 which, despite their importance, may have flown under your radar.
When we read the genealogies of the Bible, it’s like counting the rings on the Tree of Life, giving us a vivid picture of just how long and how thoroughly God has remained faithful, generation to generation.
While the law may assume rationality, it's a fair question whether people are really all that rational. At the same time, if we so often behave irrationally, how is it that we are competent to judge something like reasonableness?
The Bible is filled with a tapestry of rich imagery, deep doctrine, and sweeping drama, and, ideally, all of these things weave together to drive us to live a vibrant faith which joyfully embraces the freedom that comes from living as sinners saved by grace and called to thanksgiving. However, I believe we sometimes fail to examine the power of imagery in shaping our understanding of what it is to actually live out our response to the Gospel.
The United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit handed down an opinion in favor of Dordt College and Cornerstone University and their objection to the so-called “contraceptive mandate” in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The process, which began over three years ago, seems to be at some resolution as far as the schools are concerned.
How should Christians respond when faced with trial and difficulty? The easy answer is that we should call out to the Lord for deliverance, and we often comfort ourselves with pseudo-Biblical assurances about the response: "God won’t give you more than you can handle." But how does the Lord respond to just such an appeal from one of the most prominent prophets of the Old Testament?