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 …

If Salt Looses Its Saltiness

Please Pass the Salt 

Nathan Smith Bible, Christian Maturity

I have been pretty sick lately.  So much so that I was super late in getting my blog out for the week as I navigated sickness and tried to catch up from getting so far behind in several things.  A cold turned into a bad cold, which turned into a sinus infection which turned into yuck (there’s a point to this …