The Voice of One Podcast

So, apparently podcasts are a thing 😆 And not a thing I’ve ever paid attention to. But this is kinda how I roll. I’ve never been “cutting edge.” When I started blogging 14 or 15 years ago, it was mostly by accident. I created an account and blog on Blogger (thewordwasgod.blogspot.com) so I could read…

Published in Heart of Flesh Journal!

In 2020, the Lord prompted me to be more intentional about writing and reading poetry. One aspect of that has been submitting poems to journals. I am happy to say that, by August, I will have had three poems published! (If you’d like to learn more about my poetry, visit my poetry blog: A Wandering…

Stigma and the Gospel

Social services is my day job.  In social services and health care circles, I hear a lot of talk about reducing stigma.  There are a multitude of issues that bring up the topic of stigma.  The common theme is that society has been judgmental toward a certain condition or behavior; people living with those conditions…

Break Time!

It’s been a long week. In fact, I feel like it was more than seven days 😆 So, I’m taking a break. If you haven’t read any of the booklets posted on The Voice of One, feel free to look through the titles and read. You might also read past posts or check out one…

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…