What’s the Gospel worth to you?

There was an intriguing quote given in Sunday’s sermon, the tongue-in -cheek musings of a now-retired pastor.  It’s my guess it was born out of a certain amount of frustration with the work of pastoring: Three Dollars Worth of God I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please.Not enough to explode my soul […]

Exercising Godliness…

What exactly is godliness?  How do we exercise it? The term “godliness” occurs repeatedly in Paul’s letters to Timothy but is never once defined there.  So I’ve been scouring dictionaries and this is what I’ve found.  The word is eusebeia, from the joining of eu- ‘good’, well-done’ with sebo- ‘to revere or worship, to be […]

The Mystery of Godliness

It’s a mystery. It’s a calling.  It’s humanly impossible.  It’s of value in every way for time and eternity…I have a smorgasbord of thoughts today on godliness, and lots of  loose ends too… It’s been a week of re-orienting physical bodies to a new place and new routines. I’ve been at the gym doing weight […]