As Christians we are called to a spirit of love, not fear. Let’s be honest, there is much to be fearful of these days… if we allow ourselves to slip into that dark and seemingly hopeless abyss. But the hopeful, the joyful news is that the Holy Spirit (the person, the third person of the … More A spirit of love, not fear
Disinformation runs rampant and largely unchecked in the spiritual warfare arena, as well as in the personal and political arenas of life. Just one example – Many atheist anti-Christian commentators like to quote (without attribution or evidence, and with partial truths at best) that NONE of the Gospels were written by eyewitnesses to Christ’s miracles, etc. In reality, the gospel … More Disinformation – What is truth?
We need a new national political party which is based upon Biblical principles of love, mutual respect and inclusion. Hopefully, it would attract emotionally mature people of integrity from the existing parties. I know it sounds far-fetched, and I realize the United States is not a theocracy, but love of God, and obedience to God, … More Imagine…
We’ve experienced a recent blossoming of active COVID cases around us amongst friends and co-workers. One of our younger (@ 32?) pastors (a young mother of two) was stricken following her flight to Seattle to see family late last month. She said it was the scariest time of her life and with multiple symptoms she … More How to respond to the pandemic
A good friend of mind, in a moment of clarity and as an indication of great self discipline and mental health, instituted a self-imposed news black out. (We promised we’d notify one another if we spotted a mushroom cloud or another newsworthy event of equal magnitude). Best I can judge from his next email’s date … More Our focus defines us
He had truth in the flesh standing before him and yet he was blind to it. Pontius Pilate. In tumultuous times, then as now, we search for truth amidst all the noise of uncertainty, misinformation and lies. Fortunately, absolute truth does exist. “I am the way, the truth and the life…” (Jesus in John 14:6). … More “What is truth?”
During COVID-19 I have found solace in the wisdom of Philippians 4:8 (letting my mind dwell on the pure and lovely…). And now, during the emotional upheaval of the elections I find comfort in the wisdom of Solomon, that wise Israelite king and author of Proverbs. We all know the story of how he dealt … More Who loves America?
When I first read the account of Jesus healing the man who had been ill for 38 years (John 5:1-14), perhaps like you, I was startled by Jesus’ first words to the man, “Do you wish to get well?” It sounded a bit heartless, even clueless, at best enigmatic. Of course the man wanted to … More Do you want to get well?
John 7:40-52 (NIV): On hearing his words, some of the people said, “Surely this man is the Prophet.” Others said, “He is the Messiah.”Still others asked, “How can the Messiah come from Galilee? Does not Scripture say that the Messiah will come from David’s descendants and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?” Thus the people … More Conflict