Tag Archives: Faith

Does Love require Faith?

I started this post a few years ago but am finishing it now because of the post Walking by Faith which I shared with my pastor. The question I started working on here was “does Love require Faith” (and by … Continue reading

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Walking by Faith

In church recently we sang the famous hymn “It is Well With My Soul”  by Horatio Spafford, circa 1873. As we got to the last chorus, the words “And Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight…” started … Continue reading

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Why Faith?

Have you ever wondered why God requires faith? It seems awfully convenient for someone to say we just need faith when we really need help and don’t see any coming from on high. When all we can do is echo … Continue reading

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Faith, Hope, Love and Snowflakes.

Faith, hope and love make life worth living. They are first things. Just as success, power and money are second things. Second things are only bad when the get out of order with first things. This perception of primacy and … Continue reading

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… so be good for goodness sake.

I’ve been doing some recreational reading recommended by a co-worker, a sc-fi book “The Sparrow”, by Mary Doria Russell. While I was reading the other day, a bit of dialogue jumped out at me. I was struck by the following exchange between … Continue reading

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God’s strawman

I am part Native American, through my mother so it counts. For those who might not know many Native American tribes have matrilineal decent, similar to Jewish tradition. My mother was a half-breed and her mother was a full-blood member … Continue reading

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Faith and works

This is a gnarly problem. We are saved by faith not works, BUT faith without works is dead. Now the truth is I have a working understanding of this apparent contradiction through Romans 6 (thanks men’s breakfast 😉 ), but … Continue reading

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