Karen’s Note: The following is a post from a veteran-turned-pastor friend. Many of you regular readers are already familiar with Roger. Please feel free to share your thoughts with him. I know he’d like to engage with you on these matters. Roger lives and serves in Portland.
On the Good News of Jesus from Matthew 5:21-37, Deut. 30:15-20, Psalm 119:1-8, 1 Cor. 3:1-9
–by Pastor Roger Fuchs
Author’s note: The terms “left” and “right” in this piece should not be taken as synonyms for liberal and conservative terms of politics. Understand them as they are developed in the text. As we are biased to right-handedness, so we are biased to believe in the rightness of our own ideas, sometimes to great harm. My friend Karen has a term for this, the religion of “certainosity”. There is a bit of it about these days…