By Matthew Thomas

The scripture tells us to “seek peace and pursue it” (Psalm 34:14).  Jesus said that peacemakers are blessed people (Matthew 5:9).  Shalom (peace) is one of the richest Hebrew terms in the Bible.  Shalom is peace that leads to or is evidenced by wholeness.  Peace is a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22).  Peace is […]

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Tone It Down

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This is a time when people are praying not only for personal things of which we are typically inclined, but for political things that are to the fore of public life right now.  The natural inclination is to try to ascertain how to pray and for what to pray at times like these- unsettling political […]

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It is a great time of Year.  I can’t help but say “Merry Christmas!” and “God bless you!” in almost every social setting.  I am indefatigably committed to honor Jesus and bring the world into contact with the Savior at this time of year.  I can’t help it.  The evergreen tree, ornaments, lights, carol singing, […]

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