It’s a matter of life and death.

I think that one of the greatest gifts of the Bible is the capacity of the stories it holds to reveal truth far beyond an obvious meaning. Maybe I’ve been reading too many parables lately. Parables aren’t just stories with an obvious point, they’re meant to offer insight into Jesus’...

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Robin King – The Problem with the Prodigal Parable

You’ve heard the story of the prodigal son, about God’s limitless grace and forgiveness, and the importance of repentance. Ok, sure. But there are a few problems with that view of the story, so we’ve got some questions to explore. I’m sure the disciples hearing this parable for the first...

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Is it “like this?”

I love it when Jesus tells a parable. Parables are those little stories that have a message and illustrate a point or a lesson Jesus is teaching. They’re his “it’s like this” stories. At least, that’s the way they seem to appear in the gospels. Jesus tells a story and...

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Robin King – Patience, in action!

If you’ve been patiently waiting for this week’s SWFS Podcast to come out, well here it is, and this week we’re talking about the “act” of patience. Yes, patience in action, because being patient is about so much more than simply waiting.

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Full and Fruitful

It’s been my experience that God gets blamed for a lot of things. I’m sure that God gets credit for lots, too. Surely no one says “Thank God!” as just a random expression of appreciation, do they? God’s included in many many things we say, but, before I get off...

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Deal or No Deal

It feels to me sometimes like we live in a world of “the deal.” So much of what we do and how we live seems to rely on what kind of a deal we can get. Or make. I give x, I get y in return. I invest (money, time,...

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Leah Serna – Yinside Yoga Instructor

Yoga is all about the inward journey! Leah’s inner journey over the last 25 years has included periods of intense grief, deep soul searching and healing, adventurous travels to India and training in the art and practice of yoga and meditation with several different instructors and gurus. Yinside Yoga is...

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