I don’t, as a rule, make requests like this through the blog, but I can’t think of any harm from too much intercession on my behalf. So here goes. I … Continue reading Requesting prayer from my readers (and anyone else who cares to participate)
I am a native of the western New York Finger Lakes region. I became a Christian in the spring of 1976 as a freshman at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. But I then spent several years carelessly soaking up grace just as sunbaked sand absorbs a summer shower--burying my talent like the servant in the parable--before realizing that the verse in the header is the door to life. I currently live just outside of Washington, DC in Springfield, VA.
“Then Joseph said to them, ‘Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams.’ “So the chief cupbearer told Joseph his dream . . . “’This is what it means,’ Joseph said … Continue reading ‘Every wind of doctrine’: Disillusionment
“Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people … Continue reading Thoughts on ‘every wind of doctrine’
“So Ahab sent word throughout all Israel and assembled the prophets on Mount Carmel. Elijah went before the people and said, ‘How long will you waver between two opinions? If the … Continue reading ‘Every wind of doctrine’: Comfort
“Now, brothers and sisters, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the meaning of the saying, ‘Do not … Continue reading ‘Every wind of doctrine’: Spiritual pride
“As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of people, by craftiness in deceitful scheming.” … Continue reading ‘Every wind of doctrine’
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” (1 … Continue reading To choose and be chosen
“Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in place of his father Amaziah. He was the one who rebuilt Elath and … Continue reading The prophet and the king: A tale of two kingdoms
“He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on … Continue reading Gathering manna vs. eating ‘prophetic’ crow
“Then a voice said to him, ‘“What are you doing here, Elijah?’ “He replied, ‘I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn … Continue reading ‘Go back’
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you … Continue reading If the church were only people
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1) “. . . for we walk by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians … Continue reading Is it faith or conceit?