The Mystery of Grace

The Mystery of Grace My last article reviewed some of the features of shame, and drew comparisons between shame and guilt. To review, guilt–or godly conviction–is the feeling that follows sinfulness. For hearts submitted to Christ, it is a precious vessel by which we become aware that we have committed wrong, presenting the choice to […]

Spiritual Abuse and Christmas Trees

Spiritual Abuse and Christmas Trees By Eric M. Pazdziora I think I finally figured out what Christmas trees are really about. A while ago I found a blog article on the subject of our friend Mr. Tannenbaum. Apparently (the author observed) some folks believe that Christmas trees are pagan symbols that the church has adopted […]

Who is Your God?

Who is Your God? by Hillary McFarland “I'm okay with Jesus. It's God I'm not too sure about.” or many daughters of patriarchy, God is an imposing figure. Why wouldn't He be? His name is the one attached to doctrines of men. He is the why behind many destructive religious lifestyle choices. From the earliest […]

Garments of Salvation

Garments of Salvation By Eric M. Pazdziora “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of […]

Spiritual Abuse and Christmas Trees

Spiritual Abuse and Christmas Trees By Eric M. Pazdziora I think I finally figured out what Christmas trees are really about. A while ago I found a blog article on the subject of our friend Mr. Tannenbaum. Apparently (the author observed) some folks believe that Christmas trees are pagan symbols that the church has adopted […]

Garments of Salvation

Garments of Salvation By Eric M. Pazdziora “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of […]

Garments of Salvation

Garments of Salvation By Eric M. Pazdziora “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of […]

Who is Your God?

Who is Your God? by Hillary McFarland “I’m okay with Jesus. It’s God I’m not too sure about.” or many daughters of patriarchy, God is an imposing figure. Why wouldn’t He be? His name is the one attached to doctrines of men. He is the why behind many destructive religious lifestyle choices. From the earliest […]

The Sanctuary of Life

The Sanctuary of Life I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10 Life. A simple word pulsing with complexity. As you reflect, what images come to mind? Answers emerge from the day-portraits of our years—fun, stressful, challenging, hard, i-wish-i-were-dead, boring, exciting, an adventure, depressing—but I […]

Garments of Salvation

Garments of Salvation By Eric M. Pazdziora “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of […]