what is purim

What is Purim and Should I Care?

Nathan Smith Bible, Jewish Roots

The Jewish holiday of Purim took place this past weekend and most of us missed it. I mean, if you’re not Jewish and you don’t know what Purim means anyway then why bother? I think that argument is a little ‘thin’ and worth rethinking. So, what is Purim and why should I care? Purim is the annual celebration of the story …

It's both not either, or

It’s Both

Nathan Smith Christian Maturity, Perspective

I’ve just returned home from a great weekend of leading worship and traveling with one of my best friends. God did amazing things and it was such a privilege to serve the people and ministries that we got to connect with while on the road.  Every environment was different, as were the people.  One of the things we considered regularly …

Hit The Gas

Hit the GAS not the Brake

Nathan Smith Perspective, Thought Provoking

I tend to be one that draws attention to the need for people to create margin, pull back, embrace Sabbath rest and generally ‘do less’.  I’ve written and talked about it much and I stand by the principles and challenges that I’ve laid out.  Our culture is obsessed with activity and distraction so there is certainly a need to be …