The Eyes of Morgoth

Bill Smith

You cannot offer Christ’s counsel to those in need when the power of darkness forms a more compelling interpretive grid for you than does the power of Christ. Continue reading

Loving God and Others with First Person Pronouns

Bill Smith

Loving God and Others with First Person Pronouns

When we use first person pronouns they should lead to honoring Christ and others rather than call attention to ourselves. Sadly, too often we become the center of our own stories, and even sadder, we are often times unaware that we are doing so. There are questions we can ask that help us become more aware so that we can serve others as we share our lives with them. Continue reading

Compatibility Is Not God’s Highest Value

Bill Smith

Compatibility Is Not God’s Highest Value

Jesus brings people together in groups who have little in common with each other in order to build and strengthen His Church down through the ages. We now have the privilege of learning to value the people He puts us with who we struggle to like. Continue reading