A Long Obedience

A Long Obedience

“Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev…. He went by stages from the Negev to Bethel, to the place between Bethel and Ai where his tent had formerly been, to the site where he had built the altar. And Abram called on the name of the Lord there.” (Genesis 13:1, 3–4) Eugene Peterson famously […]

The Benefits of Place

The Benefits of Place

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The law is not against such things.” (Galatians 5:22–23) That is one of the great Bible passages some of us learned at Sunday School – often set to music. Paul’s list of the fruit of the Spirit in […]

Material World

Material World

“For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) You might be asking: “What’s the big deal about place? Why spend weeks discussing it?” After all, one of the things we know about […]

Stability of Place

Stability of Place

“The Lord said to Abram: Go from your land, your relatives, and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.” (Genesis 12:1) In essence, God told Abraham, “Leave this place because I have another place for you.” The idea of place has been important throughout biblical and church history. 1,500 years ago, […]

The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins

“Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked… But his delight in in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. […]

The Power of Place

The Power of Place

“He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.” (Psalm 1:3) We live in an increasingly mobile society. With the advances in technology and the increase in our fellow Americans working from home, it’s easier than ever to […]