Freedom: From What, For What?

Paul wrote to the Galatians, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery” (Gal. 5:1). This statement has always intrigued me. Christ has set us free because he wants us to be free. Free people who choose to loveContinue reading “Freedom: From What, For What?”

Three Discipleship Lessons from the Risen Lord

I finished reading through the Gospel of John this morning in the Passion Translation. There were three portions that stood out as essential lessons in discipleship. Because they were spoken after Jesus’ resurrection, they are imbued with a profound level of meaning and authority. A clear voice from the other side of death. First, JesusContinue reading “Three Discipleship Lessons from the Risen Lord”

Holding on and Letting Go

Last week was trying for me, at work and at home. Nothing life-threatening or overwhelming, but more impacting and challenging than usual. And I observed some things about myself and how God deals with me at times like this. Acquaintances might say that I am a rather calm and studious individual. But those who knowContinue reading “Holding on and Letting Go”