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…Details
Faith does not cease being active as it undertakes the process of rigorous thinking. One need not disavow the gifts of intellect in giving thought to their Giver.
Thomas C. Oden [1931–2016], Classic Christianity,(HarperCollins, 2009), pg 180
“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…Details
Difficult tasks often have easy beginnings. It is easy to learn the first few pages of a new piano piece when the melodies were familiar, the chords simple, and the accidentals few. It is easy to run the first mile of a marathon surrounded by the contagious energy of a hundred other runners. It is…Details
Our annual Married Couples Retreat is February 17-18 at the Alderbrook Resort on Hood Canal. Our guest speaker will be Sam Wood. Although it is not required to stay overnight, special group rates are available by calling (360) 898-2200. The rates will be guaranteed until Jan. 20. There is no registration fee for the retreat.
Salvation is a posture of repentance and faith toward the finished work of Christ in which you transfer the weight of your hopes of heaven off of your own righteousness and onto the finished work of Jesus Christ. The way to know you made the decision is by the fact you are resting in Christ…Details
Our book for January through March will be Infinite Journey: Growing toward Christlikeness, by Pastor Andrew M. Davis. One of my favorite books, it offers wise counsel on almost every aspect of the Christian life. I look forward to reading through it yet again with you all! Reading Schedule for Infinite Journey January 15—January 21…Details
Dad, Why Must I Obey? “Have you ever heard a child ask, “Why do I have to obey?” As a father of six kids, ages seven to seventeen, I have heard this question often — when not explicitly, then in the tone of their voices and the looks on their faces. As a parent, I…Details
[I]f we are to have boldness, we must be clean from wrath, that none may impute our words to that. No matter how just your words may be, when you speak with anger, you ruin all. John Chrysostom [347–407], Homilies on the Acts of the Apostles, in Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers Series I, Volume…Details
Philip the Tetrarch was one of the three sons of Herod “the Great” who received territory when he died in 4 BC. Directly mentioned in the New Testament only in Luke 3:1, he ruled over Ituraea and Trachonitis. These almost exclusively Gentile regions were located to the northeast of the Sea of Galilee. It was…Details