Preparing for Rain

Preparing for Rain My husband and I are in the processing of buying a home.  We’ve been renting for a number of years and have prayed about a new home many times.  I’ve often talked about the three things I really want in a new home (and how I only intend to move one more […]

When You Have One Of Those Weeks!

Ever have one of “those” weeks? Of course you have! We all have. This week has been one of those weeks for me. Monday started with a funeral for a friend’s father. Then Tuesday we woke up to no heat or hot water. We ran out of oil. Then I received a call from a […]

Theological Foundations for Formation and Vocation

Our theological disposition toward the nature of Scripture is vitally important in relation to our spiritual formation and vocation.  If one has a faulty view of Scripture, one’s entire spiritual foundation is faulty.  A faulty foundation in a house will not always be immediately apparent, but it will erode and cause numerous unseen problems which […]

God’s Character Revealed in Christ

The idea that the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament are vastly different beings is a commonly held belief among both non-Christians and Christians.  However, even a cursory study of the New Testament must lead us to conclude otherwise.  Jesus Christ, the Son, revealed the character of God in […]

Freedom Is a Double-Edged Sword

1 Corinthians 8:9   Theoretical knowledge and heart knowledge of any subject are often very different and nowhere is this more evident than in Paul’s first epistle to the Corinthian church.  In fact, the wide gulf between head knowledge and heart knowledge is also very evident in the Christian church today as well.  Examining a […]

Biblical Foundations for Formation and Vocation

Biblical foundations and spiritual formation are interconnected.  They are intended to work together, to complement each other.  Like a contractor hired to erect a house, one must have a firm foundation on which to build.  For spiritual formation and growth, that foundation must be an understanding of who God is and what His plan for […]

Biblical Ethics: To Be Like God

God is often portrayed as a tyrant, mercilessly enacting vengeance on those He claims to love.  The truth is that there are many instances throughout the Old Testament that contradict this widely-accepted view.  These moments show not only God’s desire for justice but also His loving mercy and humility as well.  Furthermore, these moments show […]

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