Will We Forget?

Will We Forget?

Do you think that,in a few years time, we’ll remember these days?Not the statistics, or the politics, or the projections. Not the fear, or the uncertainty,or the panic. Rather – will we remember the daysthat we read booksinstead of going out?Will we...
The Fruit of the Spirit | Goodness

The Fruit of the Spirit | Goodness

Overview The next attribute of the fruit of the spirit in Galatians 5:22 is goodness. The Greek word for peace used in the text is agathōsynē, a word that finds minimal usage in the New Testament. It is derived from the root word agathos, which can refer to goodness...
Thoughts on Quarantine

Thoughts on Quarantine

On March 5, we gathered with friends at a local coffee shop to listen to some of our more musically inclined friends play a show they had been working on for months. Afterward, we moved to one of those friend’s homes to visit with a friend who had come for a...
Do Good With Your Dollars

Do Good With Your Dollars

I was hooked as soon as I heard of Preemptive Love. I read a story of a man who, having watched his friends be executed, volunteered in the prison of the executioners so that he could feed them soup. He made the choice to love them anyway – not with words (which...
The Fruit of the Spirit | Patience

The Fruit of the Spirit | Patience

Overview The next attribute of the fruit of the spirit is patience. When looking at the Greek term for patience, I found that Greek has 2 different terms regularly used: makrothymia and hupomone. In scripture, the Greek word makrothymia is typically used and that is...
Does God’s Just-ness Depend on Our Sin?

Does God’s Just-ness Depend on Our Sin?

I recently heard a pastor say from the pulpit that our personal salvation depends on our recognition of our sin. We can’t, he said, fully love or accept Christ as our Savior until we have understood the weight of our sin. On a surface level, I agree with this...