“They came back to Moses and Aaron and the whole Israelite community at Kadesh in the Desert of Paran. There they reported to them and to the whole assembly and showed them the … Continue reading Writing down the revelation
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.
“I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them;I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth.These are the things … Continue reading You don’t say? You didn’t say. You didn’t know.
“I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I … Continue reading Uncovering the truth
“This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord.I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts.I will be … Continue reading The deeper life–and how you can avoid it
“On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. ‘Teacher,’ he asked, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ “’What is written in the Law?’ he … Continue reading The words we can trip over
“No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: “‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young … Continue reading Your Guide to Being Guided (Part 3)
“Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not … Continue reading Your Guide to Being Guided (Part 2)
“By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they … Continue reading Your Guide to Being Guided (Part 1)
“Elijah went before the people and said, ‘How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.’ “But the people said … Continue reading This is what the Lord says: ‘Blah, blah, blah’
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have … Continue reading ‘You’re not very relevant, are you?’
“Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: ‘Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; … Continue reading To my ‘Peter Pan’ charismatic brethren (Part 2)
“. . until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. “Then … Continue reading To my ‘Peter Pan’ charismatic brethren