Escha-whatzit & Herme-whozit? (Part 2)

In my last post, I talked about the connection between eschatology (the study of last things or end times) and hermeneutics (how scripture is interpreted).  A person’s eschatology will flow from how they interpret scripture so when people talk about eschatology, they’re also (perhaps unconsciously) talking about how to interpret scripture.  Given that the integrity…

Escha-whatzit & Herme-whozit? (Part 1)

Over the years, I’ve learned how connected eschatology and hermeneutics are.  “Eschatology” is a fancy word for “last things.”  When we talk about the end times, we are talking about eschatology.  “Hermeneutics” refers to how a person or group interprets the Bible.  A person’s hermeneutic is the lens through which they look at scripture.  The…

I Never Knew You

A few times in the last couple weeks, I have found myself wondering, “How well do I know the Lord? How well do I know Him *really*?” I can go black and white pretty easily so my first reaction was to doubt whether I knew the Lord at all. But after more reflection I decided…

Marionettes

Divisiveness has been around as long as people have been fallen.  Nevertheless, different circumstances and stressors make division more pronounced or push us further into it. This past year and a half has been trying for all of us.  COVID, economic instability, and ongoing social unrest can make it challenging to get through the day….

The Voice of One

The Voice of One started in about 2006 with the goal to speak, not for myself, but as the voice of Another—Christ. The name is taken from John the Baptist. Religious leaders asked him if he was the Christ, and he said he wasn’t. When they asked who he was, he answered, “I am a voice…

Break!

It is shaping up to be a K-razy week so I am waving the white flag and taking a blogging break. Please enjoy past posts, look through the booklets on my blog, or check out some of the blogs I follow (listed at the bottom of the page). If you haven’t already, check out my…

Another blog??

At the beginning of the year, I shared that the Lord nudged me to invest more in poetry. One step was to self-publish a book of poems, The Wind and the Shadows. Prayerfully, I have taken other steps this year, including submitting poems to journals. I have submitted to four journals so far, and I’m…

Poured Out on i-Tunes & Amazon

In December of 2020, I released a CD called, Poured Out. I mainly shared it with family, friends, and people at church. However, I wanted to make it more widely available, so I released it on i-Tunes and Amazon. It might be available on other streaming services as well. Earlier this year, I shared a…

The Newness of Spirit Podcast

Mallory Patrick has been a guest writer on The Voice of One. Mallory is my sister-in-law and founder of Gathered Fragments Book Sanctuary.  Gathered Fragments seeks to preserve books of all times and places that present Christ crucified. Recently, Mallory launched a podcast called “The Newness of Spirit.” If your heart is hungry for spirit-given teaching about…

Bart Simpson Christianity

This week I am unexpectedly busy with projects, some of which have deadlines. As I prioritized things, I thought I should take a break from blogging this week, which is important to do from time to time. But when I asked the Lord about it, He said, “Who is your source?” As usual, the Lord’s…