A Down Payment on Salvation – Thoughts on Ephesians 1:13-14

“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession – to the praise of … Continue reading A Down Payment on Salvation – Thoughts on Ephesians 1:13-14

Faith vs. a Desire for Power

'For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by iniquity.”' Acts 8:23 Simon the sorcerer, who was well known for his magic, had come to faith in Christ and wanted the same miraculous powers the apostles displayed. Peter called him out for his hidden agenda. Some things can't be seen just by … Continue reading Faith vs. a Desire for Power

Wisdom from Above

“This one calls for wisdom…” (Rev. 13:18a). Understanding Scripture requires wisdom from above, especially passages which are hard to possess intellectually. Wisdom is applied knowledge through experience and insight and the kind of insight we need to aid us in following hard after God requires a wisdom of a heavenly sort. If you don’t understand … Continue reading Wisdom from Above

How I really feel about pumpkins. Fight me.

I got to judge pies a couple years ago for a church function and tried to avoid any variation of pumpkin like Walmart but a buddy of mine made sure I got one. I distrust even well made pumpkin pies let alone the kind I got that had what seemed to have a Folgers coffee … Continue reading How I really feel about pumpkins. Fight me.

The Power to Descend

Adapted from Oswald Chambers, Morning and Evening, October 1 “After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain by themselves to be alone. He was transfigured in front of them” (Mark‬ ‭9:2‬‬‬). Most have had those times on the spiritual mountain where we get to see things from … Continue reading The Power to Descend

God’s Provisions for the Poor: Thoughts on Proverbs 13:23

“The uncultivated field of the poor yields abundant food, but without justice, it is swept away” (Proverbs‬ ‭13:23‬, CSB‬‬). God is pleased when the needs of the poor are met. He has budgeted enough in the earth’s food economy to take care of the ongoing needs of it’s inhabitants in abundance enough for there not … Continue reading God’s Provisions for the Poor: Thoughts on Proverbs 13:23

Thank You Rich

Rich Mullins, who tragically died September 19, 1997, did more for Christian music than anyone I’ll ever know. His love for Jesus was contagious, loved people with a torch in the eye, and told the unblinking truth without hesitation. He said more in this musical manifesto than he knew in the moment. I’d like to … Continue reading Thank You Rich