Tag: galatians

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…

Inherit the Kingdom

I have this app on my phone called WhatsApp. It’s a bit like Facebook, but it’s not as pretty so it uses a lot less data, which makes it popular for messaging and calling in places with unreliable cell service or high data rates. I hadn’t heard of WhatsApp until I started working at Friends United Meeting. I’m now part…

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…

No Other Gospel

I was in Richmond on Thursday, working at FUM on our weekly day of committee meetings- it’s widely known as the least productive day of the week. There’s always a devotional time on Thursday morning, and this week it featured Dan reading a lovely passage from Romans 12 Bless those who persecute you; bless, and do not curse. Rejoice with…