Household Codes, 1 Peter, and the Liberation of a “Text of Terror”

By Joe LaGuardia In a sermon (see below) delivered on 3 May 2020, I explore the meaning– and gospel truth– of “Household codes”, as they are often called:  Those scriptures that inform how Christians are to relate to others, including spouses, governments, and (for slaves) masters and parents in non-Christian settings. The codes are presentContinue reading “Household Codes, 1 Peter, and the Liberation of a “Text of Terror””

PTSD, Pastors, and a Program for Healing

By Joe LaGuardia I had a spell of post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) today. I am writing while it is still fresh in my mind. People who suffer from PTSD never know when it is going to hit. We try to identify triggers, but sometimes they are unavoidable. Living in these stressful, fear-laden times does notContinue reading “PTSD, Pastors, and a Program for Healing”