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The Comparison Game

The Comparison Game

Someone has said that we live in the age of “the comparison trap.” In some ways, this has always been a temptation: to keep up with the Joneses. In the age of social media, however, this temptation has become ubiquitous. No longer are we tempted to compare ourselves...
Resenting Grace

Resenting Grace

The parable of the prodigal son is sometimes related as if the prodigal himself is the centre of the story. In fact, it is the older brother who is the focus of the parable. You will remember how the chapter started: The religious leaders grumbled because Jesus was...
Hindering Righteousness

Hindering Righteousness

As we have made our way through the Sermon on the Mount, we have considered how Jesus called his hearers to surpassing righteousness. Even as they upheld the religious leaders as the epitome of righteousness, he called them to surpass that righteousness. He offered a...