Who Do I Think I Am?
This blog contains the thoughts and ponderings of Steve Swan. I am the husband of one wife, the father of two daughters and a pastor of The King’s Fellowship. I live in Winnipeg, read voraciously and ride my bike year round. If you’re the type to read a statement of faith you can check out my Church’s. It represents me pretty well because I was the one who wrote it.
“Beware Greeks bearing gifts” a wise person once said. “Beware bloggers without a Church” would be equal to such wisdom. I love the Gospel and the people of God. I love people who do not yet believe. Ideas that I work through or share here are *hopefully* never divorced from the real enfleshed ministry I do in the pulpit and neighbourhood.
Most important, I am a child of the Father, a slave of Christ and a vessel of the Holy Spirit.
Why ‘Words of Truth and Reason’?
What do I call this blog? I wrestled with the question and came up with a lame title which I didn’t like. Then in a prayer meeting, I was hit with an epiphany. Someone read the passage in Acts 26 where Paul is speaking to Festus and King Agrippa. Festus calls Paul mad. Paul says he’s not mad but speaks words of truth and reason (NKJV). A beautiful little passage that I had never seen before.
Truth of God and His Gospel may seem like madness but they really are not. The words used to proclaim God and His Story are truth and reason. I greatly value truth (even though I don’t know it all). And reason is a great friend to faith. It’s really not crazy to believe in Christ! I went from atheist to Christian when I was 23 years old. No one was more surprised than I was! The transition from unbelief to belief seems sometimes like an uncrossable chasm but really it can be crossed with words of truth and reason.