Infinite Journey | Part Three

Chapter Three: Graphing Christian Progress Even though no graph can fully represent our progress in the Christian life, charting the course of our Christian life can still be very helpful. Which of the graphs in this chapter would best fit your life? Chapter Four: Factual Knowledge Though knowledge alone by no means guarantees spiritual growth,…

And I Quote… January 30

The heart is a desire factory. The human heart produces desires as fire produces heat. As surely as sparks fly upward, the heart pumps out desire after desire for a happier future. The condition of the heart is appraised by the kinds of desires that hold sway. Or, to put it another way, the state…

Funeral Service for Lemuel Craig Houston

  The funeral service for Lemuel Craig Houston, son of Pastor Craig and Mrs. Emily Houston, is scheduled for this Friday, January 27, at 1:00 p.m. at GracePoint Church in Bremerton.   The Houstons are deeply grateful for the outpouring of support from the church family and so many others. Their desire is to celebrate Lemuel’s life with…

Herod Agrippa I

Herod Agrippa I was the grandson of Herod “the Great” through one of the sons that Herod had executed during his lifetime. Herodias was his full sister. He grew up in Rome and, was known as the “black sheep” of the Herodian family for his dissolute lifestyle and habit of running up unpaid debts. After…

And I Quote… January 23

The greatest danger with busyness is that there may be greater dangers you never have time to consider. Busyness does not mean you are a faithful or fruitful Christian. It only means you are busy, just like everyone else. And like everyone else, your joy, your heart, and your soul are in danger. We need…

Infinite Journey | Part Two

Chapter One: An Infinite Journey Mapped Out Davis uses the imagery of two “infinite journeys,” the inward journey of conformity to Christ and the outward journey of witness to the world. Though we are constantly tempted to prioritize one over the other, in reality, we cannot make progress in either without making progress in both.…

Friday Findings—January 20

Are You a Confirmation Bias Christian? “We are never not worshiping. But there is one big idol all our little manufactured idols themselves serve, and that idol is us. There’s really no new idolatry in our brave new world; we just find new ways with which to orient our worlds around ourselves.” Aging Gracefully “Every…

“Herod Philip”

“Herod Philip” is the name that historians use to refer to a son of Herod “the Great” named Philip who must be distinguished from Philip the Tetrarch. He lived in Rome with his wife Herodias (who was a granddaughter of Herod, and thus the niece of her husband) and their daughter Salome. When Herod Antipas…