Howard Snyder - Seedbed Farms

Howard Snyder

Ecology of Church and Kingdom

Russell Fork River

Parable of the River

(At a friend’s request, I am republishing this.) From high mountain reaches it came, coursing down rocky crags and between wooded slopes until it reached the plain. There […]

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Muddy Hands

Jesus the Mud-Maker

Jesus did many symbolic acts. Here’s one: Healing a blind man one Sabbath day in Jerusalem, recorded in John 9. “As [Jesus] walked along, he saw a man […]

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How Free Methodists Got Left Behind

Introduction Free Methodists are fortunate in this: Their principal founder and their denomination were born decades before the powerful invasion of premillennial dispensationalism into American Protestantism in the […]

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Meditation on the Trinity

We worship one God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—Holy Trinity. Through Jesus Christ we “have access in one Spirit to the Father” (Eph. 2:18). God is Spirit, but earth […]

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Whats Holiness

Biblical Metaphors for Holiness

God is holy—which means loving, just, true, merciful, relational, sovereign, and wholly self-consistent in his character. So naturally, the Bible is full of holiness. A good way to […]

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Saul-Conversion

My Fourth Conversion

My fourth conversion came about five years ago. First Conversion: Jesus I was a child, and there was no one datable experience. But before I was twelve it […]

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