Fruits of the Spirit (10) (Galatians 5:22)

Fruits of the Spirit (10) (Galatians 5:22)

Joan and I had a fascinating week. We traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico to attend a conference with Baptists from Lubbock, Texas, an ecumenical experience that caused me to reconsider everything I’d ever thought about Baptists from Texas. We stayed an additional three...
Fruits of the Spirit (7)  (Galatians 5:22)

Fruits of the Spirit (7) (Galatians 5:22)

Joan and I were at the grocery store this week, and while she was shopping I was standing at the magazine rack reading and came across a fascinating story about a Japanese soldier from World War II, who evaded capture until 1975, when authorities on a Philippine...
Fruits of the Spirit (4)  (Galatians 5:22)

Fruits of the Spirit (4) (Galatians 5:22)

I was speaking with a man last week who was curious to learn more about Quakerism and wanted to know if he could come visit our meeting for worship. “Of course you can,” I told him. I find it interesting that a lot of people who’ve never been to a Quaker meeting think...
Fruits of the Spirit (3)  (Galatians 5:22)

Fruits of the Spirit (3) (Galatians 5:22)

I was talking with a man last week and he started complaining about his neighbor. He said, “I know it’s wrong, but I hate them.” “Oh, surely you don’t hate them,” I said. “They probably just annoy you.” “No, I pretty much hate them,” he said. It reminded me of...