Tag: Galatians

My Grandfather’s Grandfather had Slaves.

My grandfather’s grandfather had slaves. Let that cold horrible fact seep in for a second.  Could anything be a worse condemnation? A bigger curse brought upon a family?  The fact is that my ancestors were so selfish and mean that they purchased other human… Continue Reading “My Grandfather’s Grandfather had Slaves.”

A Trinitarian worldview will change everything you thought you knew about God

Tomorrow is Pentecost Sunday when we celebrate the sending of the Holy Spirit.  Sadly, however, many Christians don’t have a Trinitarian view.  For them, the story of Jesus is completed with his death and resurrection.  In doing so they see the point of God the… Continue Reading “A Trinitarian worldview will change everything you thought you knew about God”

Have You Received the Spirit?

In the early church, the mark of those who followed Christ was that they had received the Spirit. This is seen throughout the Book of Acts. My favorite story along these lines is when Paul encounters a group of twelve people who were trying… Continue Reading “Have You Received the Spirit?”

Empathy

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. (Gal 6:2 NRS) JK Rowling, a former welfare mom and author of the Harry Potter books, stood before the 2011 Harvard graduation class to give the commencement speech.  What… Continue Reading “Empathy”

God’s Gift of Wilderness

So many people have “wilderness experiences” after family and friends return home from the holidays.  Just in case you are feeling alone today… “The child (John the Baptist) grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day he appeared… Continue Reading “God’s Gift of Wilderness”