Once again I heard a voice from heaven that said this to me: God has commanded for humanity's benefit all of creation, which God made on the heights and in the depths. If humanity abuses their position over the rest of God's creation and commits evil deeds, God will then allow other creatures to punish … Continue reading “Other creatures are not here just to serve our bodily needs”
unsplash-logoGareth Harper When I was growing up, Christmas was about a few things. First among them, obviously were the gifts. Giving and receiving the right ones. However, there was something about that change in the atmosphere, not just because of the weather, but the attitude everyone had with one another. Maybe that is why this … Continue reading Advent
And I heard the Living Light, say to me: Therefore you see "an extremely bright light," which signifies the Father, who is without the stains of illusion, failure, or deceit. And in the light is "the figure of a man the color of sapphire," which represents the Son, who is without the stains f hardheartedness, … Continue reading “It was all burning in a delightful red fire.”
A few months ago I realized I wanted to learn more about the mystics of the Middle Ages (well, pre and post Middle Ages as well). I realized that the only parts of church history I am aware of, or writings of church fathers, are centralized around the men of the past. And for myself, … Continue reading “The Nature of God”
Her bookshelf For everyone who has waited patiently and been praying faithfully, here is the latest: our social worker returned from a trip to Malawi this week to explore the barriers to obtaining visas. The adoption process is smooth with Malawi but the US counselor is reluctant to grant visas without a letter from the … Continue reading Adoption Update
Behind the scenes from the newest #Evangebros episode.
A few months ago my wife and I were out on a rare night she wasn't working for dinner and drinks. Usually when it's just the two of us, our conversations can get pretty interesting. My wife usually enjoys coming up with questions for both of us to answer that range from the superficial, "would … Continue reading Wrecked.
When I was a young ministry pup, I had been hard into learning the critical analysis and historical context of the Bible and deconstructing it before it was cool. I would (and still do) argue about nuanced things people over look in order, not to prove why my interpretation was correct but, to show that … Continue reading Rainy Day Books
There is a walking path behind my house. It is technically a part of a bike path that stretches from Cincinnati to Cleveland. In order to try and become more healthy (physically, emotionally, and spiritually) I have started walking more. While I am seeing more sudden results by calorie counting and cutting back on visiting … Continue reading
This morning, our current president endorsed a comment made by a conservative talk show radio host stating that, "President Trump is the greatest President for Jews and for Israel in the history of the world... he's like the King of Israel. They love him like he is the second coming of God..." there is more … Continue reading At what cost?