Tag: Sermon on the Mount

Christian Humanist Profiles 116: The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing

Augustine called the Sermon on the Mount “a perfect standard of the Christian life.” John Calvin said it “collect[ed] into one place the leading points of the doctrine of Christ, which related to a devout and holy life.” Yet, for many Christians, the Sermon on the Mount is as perplexing as it is inspiring, giving…

Murder, Adultery, and Swearing: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 13 February 2011

Revised Common Lectionary Page for 13 February 2011 (Sixth Sunday of Epiphany, Year A) Deuteronomy 30:15-20 or Sirach 15:15-20 • Psalm 119:1-8 • 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 • Matthew 5:21-37 I readily acknowledge that I think about particular sins in ways that offend some of my fellow Christian teachers.  The “all sin is the same in…