Walking with St. Paul

The end of the world! The Second Coming! What is your reaction to these words? Do they elicit fear or joy and hope?   The end of the world and... (Read more)
Last month we discovered that St. Paul does not teach that we are saved by faith alone apart from the "obedience of faith" (Romans 1:5, 16:26). As... (Read more)
The Protestant says to the Catholic, “St. Paul says in Romans 3:28, ‘For we consider that a person is justified by faith apart from works of the... (Read more)
“I have been crucified with Christ; yet I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me; insofar as I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the... (Read more)
St. Stephen, deacon and martyr, was a man "filled with grace and power" (Acts 6:8). He endured many of the same sufferings of Christ. Like... (Read more)
"For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread, and, after he had... (Read more)
As I mentioned before the holidays, the Fruit of the Spirit matures in us to the degree that we are connected to Christ and cooperating with the... (Read more)
Several weeks ago, we reflected on the image of God as a Joyful Gardener  in the Old Testament.  The image didn’t end there, but had a kind of... (Read more)

Something must die

By Thomas Smith

As I mentioned last week, the Bible is full of agricultural images, beginning with God as a joyful Gardener. Paul picks up similar metaphors to... (Read more)

Eden - Old and New

By Thomas Smith

Before we can explore the nine characteristics of the Fruit of the Spirit, we must set them in their larger biblical context. Let’s begin at the... (Read more)

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