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Stop, Look, Listen: Clarity is Emerging
February 17th, 2021
Before we begin, a few words to those who’ve come through the two previous articles. First, nice work. If you’ve treated these topics seriously and stepped into the scriptures and discussion with us,...  Read More
by Samantha Wichman
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Stop, Look, Listen: The Trap of Tunnel Vision
February 17th, 2021
These words appear in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, right on the heels of his warnings against judging. Understanding and heeding this passage is the linchpin to softening and healing interpersonal or g...  Read More
by Samantha Wichman
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What to Do About Lent?
February 10th, 2021
Lent is the period in the church calendar consisting of the 40 days before Easter. Lent begins about six weeks before Easter, on a day referred to as Ash Wednesday, and is typically a somber season ma...  Read More
by Samantha Wichman
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Stop, Look, Listen: An Interlude to Examine and Strengthen Our Foundations
February 8th, 2021
You’ve probably noticed that we’re moving deeper into the complex subject of how the Bible addresses human relationships. If taken seriously, we’re finding that the Word of God is abundantly filled wi...  Read More
by Samantha Wichman
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What is Yom Kippur?
February 4th, 2021
Imagine it with me: Tishri 10, or the tenth day of the seventh month (called “Tishri”) since the Passover and just a few days after the celebration of a new harvest/year. The Israelites are on their w...  Read More
by Samantha Wichman
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Stop, Look, Listen: Critical Judgments and Matthew 7
February 1st, 2021
A Christian man who loves sports is challenged harshly by a non-sports-loving friend. The rebuke centers around accusations of the man’s misplaced priorities before God....  Read More
by Samantha Wichman
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Stop, Look: Beginning the Practice of Applying Biblical Warnings to Real Life
January 29th, 2021
We’ve been uncovering how the Bible speaks clearly to matters of human conduct and relationship. Its words are directed particularly to those in the body of Christ....  Read More
by Samantha Wichman
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Taber . . . Who? Christ Followers and the Tabernacle
January 29th, 2021
Few of us spend much time considering the tabernacle of the Old Testament. I am guilty of skimming these portions of scripture as tedious and of little import to me personally. However, if we were to ...  Read More
by Samantha Wichman
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Stop. Look. Listen: Do Our Words Pierce or Do They Bring Healing?
January 18th, 2021
We live in times that can feel difficult. And often they are. No argument there. Difficult times and difficult people can press us emotionally. Fear, pain, regret, anger...they all can lead us to plac...  Read More
by Samantha Wichman
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You Think Your Family is a Mess?!
January 14th, 2021
The historical narrative that is Genesis is filled with profound theological import, but it reads like a bad soap opera! The characters are largely fearful, angry, jealous, manipulative, promiscuous l...  Read More
by Samantha Wichman
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Reading Words Carefully
January 6th, 2021
As we read through the Bible this year, let’s remember to be cautious with our assumptions. As an example, let’s look into the term “mighty men," which pops up several times in the early chapters of G...  Read More
by Samantha Wichman
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What Was Worship Like After the Fall?
January 6th, 2021
We are given little information about the form of worship of God following Gen. 3:6-7 (the fall). We do know that it took place in spite of there being no tabernacle, temple, or synagogue, and withou...  Read More
by Samantha Wichman
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