Show Them Through Our Love…

“Marilynne Robinson has observed, ‘The word Christian now is seen less as identifying an ethic, and more as identifying a demographic.’ In other words, being a Christian in our society is more about what you buy and how you vote, rather than how you care for people. Rather than showing the world our faith through […]

The Foundation of Self-Control…

“Self-control isn’t just one good character trait, a nice addition to the pantheon of virtues. It’s foundational. Not because it’s more important than other virtues, but because the others rely upon it. Think about it. Can you be faithful to your spouse without self-control? Can you be generous without self-control? Peaceable? Selfless? Honest? Kind? No, […]

Think About It…

“There are a lot of people that I find it difficult to like. I don’t like what they do to me. I don’t like what they say about me and other people. I don’t like their attitudes. I don’t like some of the things they’re doing. I don’t like them. But Jesus says love them. […]

Think About It…

“Love without truth and honor is licentious in nature. Love without commitment is promiscuous and fleeting. Love without virtue and understanding is savage and selfish. Love without respect is short-lived. Love without these conditions is without God.” ~ David W. Stevens

Think About It…

“Every relationship we have that has any kind of intimacy or trust also has boundaries. Whether it’s within a marriage or a friendship, there is an agreement at some point, whether implicitly or explicitly, that there will be boundaries…because that’s what makes a relationship meaningful. So, the idea that I want to have a relationship […]

Think About It…

“How do we relate to God? Do we seek Him mainly in times of trouble, searching for answers in our distress…but ignoring Him during our seasons of celebration? Are we like the Israelites of old? Easily swayed by the idols of our age, including such things as busyness, success, and influence?” ~ Amy Boucher Pye

Think About It…

“God created things which had free will. That means creatures which can go either wrong or right. Some people think they can imagine a creature which was free but had no possibility of going wrong; I cannot. If a thing is free to be good, it is also free to be bad. And free will […]