No miracles today? Not so fast, my friend.

The following is my written testimony of a miracle that took place back in November 2008. It is one example of many of how God is at work today. On Sunday morning I decided I needed to wash my clothes instead of leaving them as a pile of colorful...

Gotta Have Faith: The Gift of Faith in 1 Corinthians 12

Previously we discussed the gifts (or manifestations) of knowledge and wisdom. The next gift is faith, one of the most misunderstood of the nine listed in 1 Corinthians 12. Throughout the Bible, faith has several different definitions depending on the context in which it is used. Usually faith means trusting...

The Prodigal Father (aka The Prodigal Son parable) Luke 15:11-32

Centuries ago someone came up with the title The Prodigal Son. As a result, much of its original meaning was lost in translation. The parable is not about the son! Most of us don’t need to be reminded of our rebelliousness; our fathers probably even have photographic evidence to...

Knowledge is Power: Understanding the Gifts of the Spirit (I Corinthians 12)

Right now there is someone reading this blog wearing Spiderman pajamas and bunny slippers and eating a snack consisting of pretzels, nacho cheese, popcorn, and chocolate syrup. Sound plausible? Maybe. But what if I was exactly right? What if my description was so exact that the person described dropped...

Born to die, Raised so we can live: The humanity of Jesus

 Click on the picture and get ready to laugh! I might risk a stoning by saying this, but it needs to be said if we are ever going to learn how to truly live. The miracles of Jesus were not born out of His divinity; the miracles of Jesus...

Do You Cower From Girl Power? On Women in Authority (1 Timothy 2)

A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent. For centuries, this one verse has held women back from ministry. Often it is coupled with 1 Corinthians 14:33-35 for support,...