Pickled in the Spirit?

Our pastor started a sermon series on topics that can be controversial among Christians. The first was baptism in the Holy Spirit, which the pastor asked me to teach on. Baptism in the Holy Spirit is something I, admittedly, haven’t spent much time thinking about. I believe the Spirit would rather focus us on Jesus…

Mirror

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). As I understand it, John 1:1 could read, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was face to face with God, and what God was the Word was.” I love the thought of God…

New-Years-Resolution Christianity

January 1st marks the beginning of the new year in many countries. Some observe this holiday by making a new year’s resolution.   A new year’s resolution is a promise to change something about your life (usually for the better). People resolve any number of things: to exercise more, to have better boundaries, to spend…

Ever Change from Carbon to Chlorine-Based? Me Neither…

The day after Thanksgiving, a change came over our house. A small tree decked with lights and decorations appeared in the front window.   Stockings lined up on the hearth.   Various nooks and crannies were surprised to find snowmen and Santas loitering in them. Carols began pouring from the family room stereo. The Christmas…