Close Encounters

Close Encounters

What was it like to be around Jesus? What kind of person was He? How did He deal with the problems of life? How did He deal with unusual people–people with unusual backgrounds, circumstances or needs? How did He speak to the common person on the street? How did He view people and circumstances differently from the way we often do?

The Lies We Believe

The Lies We Believe

Over the years as I have spent much time in ministry and counseling, I have come to believe deeply that the Bible is so true when it speaks of Satan being a liar and murderer. Not only do I know it to be true because the Bible says so, but also because I have seen so many Christians who have been deceived by many of Satan’s lies.

"Limited Curiosity"

"Limited Curiosity"

One of the great sections of Gary Thomas' book, Seeking the Face of God, has to do with “entering the quiet.” This refers to disciplines which believers must learn in order to keep their souls quiet before God. Such disciplines keep the noise and detractions around us out of our souls, or to say it another way, they mitigate the distractions which often lure our souls away from a moment by moment, personal, and intimate commune with God.

The Dark Night of The Soul

The Dark Night of The Soul

I have had this gnawing within me for a while that those Patriarchs of the faith in centuries past probably knew more about the pursuit of God than most of us today. That is why I found Gary Thomas’ book, Seeking The Face of God, so refreshing and enlightening. Seeking the Face of God is replete with quotes and description of the church fathers (and mothers) down through the centuries that had a burning passion to know God.

Daniel 7

Daniel 7

The study of Daniel 7 is a fascinating study. In Daniel 7 we find the most comprehensive, the most pervasive and the most panoramic prophesy of the future world (or the unfolding of God’s prophetic calendar) in the whole Old Testament and perhaps in the New Testament, at least in one chapter.