In Returning and Rest You Shall Be Saved

“For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, ‘In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.’ But you were unwilling” (Isaiah 30:15, ESV). Our Belief and God’s Glory: Christians are called believers. We…

Why Christians Speak Out or Why They Should

“Love.” That is my one word answer to the question, “Why should Christians speak out about what God says is wrong?” What do I mean by wrong? By wrong, I mean sinful. By sinful I mean filled with law breaking. By law breaking I mean breaking…

From Glory to Glory

And … the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. (verses 8-9 of Luke 2, ESV) After quite a bit of study and contemplation, for now, I’ve settled on a definition of God’s glory that goes something like this:…

Photo by Carol Highsmith of a Western Store Display Window

I Put Him on Display

If you put Him on display, how does God look so far? Three things contributed to this blog topic. 1.  So far this year I’ve read book of Proverbs seven times and have noticed that the father, talking to the son he loves and delights…

Theology and Cooling Love

My former pastor, Carey Olson, in conclusion to a week focused on missions, preached a sermon titled, The Gospel of the Kingdom, from Matthew 24:1-14. In v.3 of this passage, the disciples asked, …  what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of…