Posts about Freedom

The Dance of Grace and Truth Drop the Rock: Jesus’ Grace and Truth

Posted by Guest Blogger on May 10, 2018 in Faith, Forgiveness, Freedom, Guest Blogger

A woman screams in terror as a mob of religious leaders push and shove her towards the city temple. She’s half-dressed because the group of condemners had plotted and waited to catch her in the act. Arriving at the temple steps, the angry crowd shoves her to the ground. She’s covering her face with her […]

Defaulting to Righteousness Defaulting to Righteousness

Posted by Guest Blogger on March 22, 2018 in Faith, Freedom, Guest Blogger

Day after day, week after week, and year after year, Melinda came to the church office to rehash her list of most recent failures. Despite declaring her faith in Jesus years earlier, Melinda’s life did not bear the distinguishing marks of transformation the Bible promised in verses like 2 Corinthians 5:17 which says, “Therefore, if […]

New Creation New Creation

Posted by Guest Blogger on January 6, 2018 in Faith, Freedom, Guest Blogger, Hope

Written by guest blogger, Jocelyn Stein January 1st is my Dad’s birthday, and his sixth one in heaven. Although I’m pretty sure time looks completely different to him now.  I don’t think he’s marching along on our chronological clock, celebrating what would have been his 64th year.  I think he’s busy being a new creation, […]

It's a New Day It’s a New Day

Posted by Guest Blogger on January 4, 2018 in Faith, Freedom, Guest Blogger

It’s a New Year! And a fresh start. For many this means setting resolutions to do better, be better and make better. In the process of resolving, it can make us feel bad – guilty, even – of our past. But, as our friend and today’s guest blogger, Kelly Sauter with The Verity Fellowship, reminds […]

How is Forgiveness Possible?

Posted by Dalene Reyburn on November 30, 2017 in Contributing Author, Faith, Forgiveness, Freedom

Freedom is the endeavor of life. We fight for it from birth to death. Babies yell to be free from the high chair at dinner. Kids skive to be free from school. Adults lie and manipulate to be free from responsibilities and poor-choice consequences. The ultimate civil punishment is to take someone’s freedom of movement […]