Sardis

“Write this to the angel of the church in Sardis: These are the words of the one who holds God’s seven spirits and the seven stars: I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, and you are in fact dead.2 Wake up and strengthen whatever you have left, teetering on the brink of death,Continue reading “Sardis”

Slave vs Free

21 Tell me—those of you who want to be under the Law—don’t you listen to the Law? 22 It’s written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and one by the free woman. 23 The son by the slave woman was conceived the normal way, but the son by the free woman was conceived throughContinue reading “Slave vs Free”

be faithful

8“And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: These are the words of the first and the last, who was dead and came to life: 9“I know your affliction and your poverty, even though you are rich. I know the slander on the part of those who say that they are Jews andContinue reading “be faithful”

Proclaiming Jesus in Antioch

19 Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that took place over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, and they spoke the word to no one except Jews. 20But among them were some men of Cyprus and Cyrene who, on coming to Antioch, spoke to the Hellenists also, proclaiming the LordContinue reading “Proclaiming Jesus in Antioch”

Alle…

Alle… Oops. Hold on… As you are reading this article it is still Lent. But it is April and Spring and it should be Easter! And yes that celebration is coming. This year Easter is almost as late as it can be. The latest Easter can be is April 25. We are in that alreadyContinue reading “Alle…”

Hear O Israel

4Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. 5You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. 6Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. 7Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, whenContinue reading “Hear O Israel”

The Lions Den, part 1

It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred twenty satraps, stationed throughout the whole kingdom, and over them three presidents, including Daniel; to these the satraps gave account, so that the king might suffer no loss. Soon Daniel distinguished himself above all the other presidents and satraps because an excellent spirit was in him, andContinue reading “The Lions Den, part 1”

rejoice in suffering?

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed. If you are reviledContinue reading “rejoice in suffering?”

God in the Alley by Greg Paul

“However, these stories of my friends reveal a peculiar paradox: I am more likely to find Jesus revealed to me and through me in weakness than in strength, sinfulness than in purity, or doubt than in perfect faithfulness.” Greg Paul takes you on a ride through the streets of Toronto to meet and see Jesus.Continue reading “God in the Alley by Greg Paul”

Are There Limits on Diversity?

Originally posted on The Company of the Eudaimon:
Diversity. Good word. I’m a progressive, so I use the word a lot. But I’m wondering about the limits of diversity. We progressives prefer not to think about the fact that—as much as we like to think so in theory—in practice there’s no way to include everybody.…