Faith: The Engine of God’s Creative Redemption

Guest Blogger Steven Hovater Incarnation and Imitation The incarnation revealed what is possible when a human moves in God’s will, and by God’s power. In Jesus, God acted, but also demonstrated what human action in the name of God looks like. For I have set you an example, Jesus says, that you also should do…

Faith Unshackled: A Case Study The Two Rivers Church

This painting by Dave Zelenka gives a lovely contemporary feeling to the familiar scene of Jesus being baptized by John in the river Jordan.  ~ Mark 1: 1-12 I was encouraged, this week, as I read Ginger Moore’s blog. I hope you will be too:) Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble,…

Faith Unshackled: Back to the Basics

This week as we continue our Summer blog tour of Unshackled Faith, Ryan Lassiter inspires us to simplify our faith practices. His blog reminded me of this painting by Vermeer of Christ at the house of Martha and Mary which highlights the tensional pull that we are called to stillness and service. ~ May God’s…

Trusting Faith

  Trusting Faith Guest Blogger  Scott Elliott Words do not stay the same. The definition or influence of a word can change over time. Sometimes they are overused and lose their power. Words that were once quite meaningful can become meaningless. Christianity is a religion that relies on certain words. The Bible is a story,…

God Uses Us: Shackles and All

This week as we continue our Summer Blog Tour about Unshackled Faith we go to Jonathan Woodall who has some great thoughts about how God stretches and uses us through our questioning. It reminded me of this painting and post I wrote several years ago to celebrate the heroes of Faith. Mine Eyes Have Seen…

Name the Shackles

Our Summer Blog Tour continues this month with a wonderful post by John Dobbs about taking a moment to put a name to the fears that keep us from making progress in our faith. I love the heart of this man and I immediately thought of this painting by Joel Phillips called Battling the Demon. I…

Increase our Faith(fulness)

Over the next couple of months God thru the Arts will be hosting a series of posts by guest bloggers as I will again participate in our annual Summer Blog Tour. I hope you follow along, check out each author’s personal blog, and find ways to unshackle your faith.  I will also be looking for…

Don’t Domesticate Your Faith

  Over the next couple of months God thru the Arts will be hosting a series of posts by guest bloggers as I again participate in our annual Summer Blog Tour. I hope you follow along, check out each author’s personal blog, and find ways to unshackle your faith.  I will also be looking for…

The Light of Faith

We all can get burned out from time to time… and our once full throated song can become a half-hearted tune that we push through as we become absent minded about the glorious nature of our faith. How can we cope with these times of the “doldrums” in our walk with God? How can we…

Seeing Others Inside Out

What a wonderful week of Olympic competition we have been able to watch this week from the comfort of our living rooms.  I love how this beautiful picture of Jesus has been the backdrop and set the tone throughout the games. I hope you will deeply consider Peter’s post. He is a dear friend of mine…