Christians would be wise to consider that there is no mandate in Scripture for self-assertion of personal rights. The concept of personal rights is not a biblical one; rather, it is a product of modern political ideas about human flourishing and governmental operation.
Advent is both a season of celebration and waiting. In homes, the Advent calendar (with its daily allotment of chocolates) and in churches, the Advent evergreen wreath (with its coloured candles) are dusted off and set in their hallowed places. These heart-warming symbols telegraph the approaching Christmas Day and also invite us to a period […]