Posts by Kelly Kinder

James | How to be Perfect!

In November of last year, a historic and deadly fire swept through thousands of acres in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the town of Gatlinburg. The fire, which torched thousands of homes, businesses, and land, caused the evacuation of at 14,000 residents and claimed at least 14 lives. The cause? Two local teens…

Colossians 1 | Who’s Number 1?

Our reading today brings us to the second of what is commonly known as the prison epistles (Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon, Philippians) since they were likely penned during Paul’s first imprisonment in Rome (Acts 28.30). Paul is writing to defend the gospel against the heretical teachers, both Jewish and proto-Gnostic, that had invaded the church at…

Acts 5 | How Bold Are You?

“… during the night, an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said,“Go and … speak to the people all the words of this Life” (Acts 5.19-20).   I have recently been watching a series of videos from a guy on YouTube named, Nathaniel ‘Coyote’ Peterson. Peterson is a…