Lazarus and the Rich Man

September 25, 2016 Aaron Simms

This is a long post, but I wanted to consider Jesus’ parable concerning Lazarus and the rich man, contained in Luke 16:19-31. It would be easy to take the parable and view it as accusation against rich people; to make […]

The Christian Story

September 21, 2016 Aaron Simms

I’ve been working on an online “Introduction to Christianity” class and decided to use the concept of “the Christian Story” as a framework for introducing the faith and answering a set of specific questions. Before I talk about the questions, […]

The Prodigal Son and the Shrewd Manager

September 19, 2016 Aaron Simms

In Luke 16, Jesus tells a parable about a “shrewd manager.” This is a tough parable, because at first glance it appears to be condoning dishonest behavior. Jesus tells of a manager who administered the affairs of a rich man; […]

On Dress Codes and Middle School

September 4, 2016 Aaron Simms

My daughter started Middle School this year, and it’s the first year that we’ve really had to deal with a school dress code. Thoughts about the dress code have exploded in our local Facebook community, with some people for it […]

I Had Questions Too

September 2, 2016 Aaron Simms

Like everyone else, I had, and still have, questions about the Christian faith, Jesus Christ, the Church, and everything that those things bring with them. These questions are what led to me writing books about these topics.  The truth is […]

Ethics

August 28, 2016 Aaron Simms

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German pastor and theologian who helped lead what was called the “Confessing Church” during World War II. He refused to go along with the Nazi government, so he formed an alternative to the state-run seminaries and […]

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