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Known before the foundation of the world: the absolute primacy of Christ

Consider the following apparently abstract question: would the Son of God have been born, even if humankind had never sinned? Would Christ — the Godman — exist if humanity had never fallen? 450 more words

1 Peter

Grace & Salt

This afternoon was spent in the kitchen, baking cookies and brownies for the youth at church and a pan of from-scratch cornbread for dinner tonight. The house was quiet, the windows thrown wide open to let in the cool autumn air, and the dog kept me company as she curled up in a patch of sunlight coming through the back door. 1,083 more words

Young Women

How to jump

You’ve jumped off of a high dive before, right? If you haven’t, just imagine with me for a minute:

Ten or so feet up in the air (the real daredevils go for the higher boards) 989 more words


(Re-)Imagining Worship

It’s interesting that the New Testament never gives a detailed description of exactly what went on when the first Jesus-followers gathered together to worship. There’s no divinely inspired “order of service.” 867 more words

Michael Pahl

Jesus The Reconciler Of All Things

Preacher: Rev Phil Steed

Text: Colossians 1: 19-20

For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.  18 more words


Father MacEvilly's Commentary on Colossians 1:12-20

This post opens with Fr. MacEvilly’s brief analysis of Colossians chapter 1 followed by his notes on verses 12-20. Text in purple indicates his paraphrasing of the text he is commenting on. 1,835 more words


Bernardin de Piconio's Commentary on Colossians 1:9-20

Note: the following commentary begins on verse 9. Notes in red represent my additions.

9. Therefore we also, from the day we heard, cease not praying for you and imploring that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 1,771 more words