“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
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 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?
“Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” (John 12:24) “’This is … Continue reading The debt we owe to William Tyndale
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must … Continue reading Of two minds and no direction
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6) … Continue reading They came to Jesus
“We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.” (2 Corinthians … Continue reading ‘The deeper life’ that isn’t
“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain.” (1 Cor. 15:10) “That night the Lord said to him, … Continue reading The name, the photo and the reason I do this (revisited)
“The Lord was with Samuel as he grew up, and he let none of his words fall to the ground. And all Israel from Dan to Beersheba recognized that Samuel … Continue reading The counterfeit calling of celebrity (revisited)
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6) … Continue reading Faith or something like it
“Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. It had been … Continue reading Christmas 2020–through the eyes of Simeon