Tag: freedom

Free in Eden

On the day the Lord God made earth and heavens, no shrub of the field being yet on the earth and no plant of the field yet sprouted… then the Lord God fashioned the human, humus from the soil, and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and the human became a living creature.   And the Lord God…

How Freedom Grows

  Here’s a quick and dirty recap of where we’re at in Galatians:   The Roman province of Galatia was basically the middle of the contemporary country of Turkey. Paul went there telling the story of Jesus and planting churches. As he went, he made a surprising claim: you could follow this Jewish Messiah without first becoming a Jew.  …

Freedom in Christ

Most of you know that in addition to my job here with all of you lovely folks, I also work in the communications department at Friends United Meeting, the global body of Friends that we’re all part of. My boss there unexpectedly found himself on a boat in Northern Europe, as happens to the best of us, which meant that…

No Turning Back

Have you ever had a day where you used your words, just like your mother taught you, and you thought you were being so clear, but then it turned out that no one understood what you were talking about? That no one was really listening? You were using your words, but you might as well have been writing on an…

Thinking Christianly (and a skit!)

Look at it like this. Maybe this is the reason he was separated from you for a while, so that you could have him back forever—no longer as a slave, but much more than a slave, as a beloved brother, beloved especially to me, but how much more to you, both as part of your household and in the Lord.…

Burn Your Leftovers

Do not leave any of it till morning; if some is left till morning, you must burn it. This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste; it is the Lord’s Passover. -from Exodus 12 Happy New Year! Not really, of course. Passover…