Fool’s Errand–Cameron Fultz

Cartoon by Gary Larson 1 Samuel 21:9-13 : And the priest said, “The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you struck down in the Valley of Elah, behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod. If you will take that, take it, for there is none but that here.”…And David rose and…

Immor(t)ality

Drawing by Patrick Murphy Immor (ality) (tality) The difference is the (t) (cross)

Do This in Memory of Me

Originally posted on The Voice of One:
Memorial Day is a time each year when Americans remember those who have died while serving their country in the military.  It is a time of reflecting on the ultimate sacrifice some have made to ensure the prosperity and safety of others.  Since Memorial Day is observed on…

Limping Along

Therefore, no condemnation now exists for those in Christ Jesus, because the Spirit’s law of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death. What the law could not do since it was limited by the flesh, God did. He condemned sin in the flesh by sending His Son…

The Commonality of the Indwelling Christ–Mallory Patrick

The following is an excerpt from an essay by Mallory Patrick.  Read the full essay here.  Mallory is my sister-in-law and founder of Gathered Fragments Book Sanctuary.  Gathered Fragments seeks to preserve books of all times and places that present Christ crucified. *** The Commonality of the Indwelling Christ The Need Any believer who hungers…

CS Lewis’s Triple Threat

I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said…

The Biggest Small Word

“Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ….” (1 Peter 1:1) “Of” is a mighty word in scripture.  It can show source–something that originates in something else and shares its nature, substance, reality.  Ownership is another connotation.  “Of” also suggests “from”; coming in another’s stead and on their authority.  Such big ideas in such a little word!…

More Apostate than Apostle

“Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ….” (1 Peter 1:1). Over the years, I’ve concluded that “apostle” is a greatly abused term.  For the most part, we’ve turned it into an honorific title.  The office of apostle looms large in some movements, with prophet as a close second.  Such movements seek to bring local congregations under…