Free in Eden

Free in Eden

On the day the Lord God made earth and heavens, no shrub of the field being yet on the earth and no plant of the field yet sprouted… then the Lord God fashioned the human, humus from the soil, and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and the human became a...
How Freedom Grows

How Freedom Grows

  Here’s a quick and dirty recap of where we’re at in Galatians:   The Roman province of Galatia was basically the middle of the contemporary country of Turkey. Paul went there telling the story of Jesus and planting churches. As he went, he made a...
Freedom in Christ

Freedom in Christ

  I grew up deep in the holiness movement, so I’m a crackerjack at pointing out sin. I can use Bible verses like Audubon used brushes to identify more sins than there are birds in America. We didn’t drink virgin strawberry daiquiris because someone might think...
No Turning Back

No Turning Back

Have you ever had a day where you used your words, just like your mother taught you, and you thought you were being so clear, but then it turned out that no one understood what you were talking about? That no one was really listening? You were using your words, but...
Thinking Christianly (and a skit!)

Thinking Christianly (and a skit!)

Look at it like this. Maybe this is the reason he was separated from you for a while, so that you could have him back forever—no longer as a slave, but much more than a slave, as a beloved brother, beloved especially to me, but how much more to you, both as part of...