Did Stephen make a mistake in his sermon? – Acts 6:8-8:3, Part 2

How are we to live in liminal moments? As I write this, our world is in the throes of the coronavirus. As we saw in the previous post, the early church experienced a liminal moment of their own, the threat of punishment and persecution from the powerful religious leaders in the city of Jerusalem. HowContinue reading “Did Stephen make a mistake in his sermon? – Acts 6:8-8:3, Part 2”

The surprising reason Peter told wives to submit to their husbands

Do you agree or disagree with Fred Flintstone that a woman’s place is in the home?  Check out yesterday’s post for more on that.  This week we are studying what Peter says about roles in marriage, as found in 1st Peter 3:1-7.  Give it a read. There you’ll find that Peter says, “Wives, be submissiveContinue reading “The surprising reason Peter told wives to submit to their husbands”

What in the world is Christian “outreach”?

It has been a few years, but for a long time every fall Faith Church held a Harvest Bazaar.  Before that it was called a Christmas Bazaar.  Many people in our congregation would cook up a storm in their kitchens, creating delicacies for the bake shop.  Others would staff the snack shop, making amazing chickenContinue reading “What in the world is Christian “outreach”?”