Tag Archives: God’s promises

Virgin Birth?

By | 20 Dec 2013

Merry Christmas! As we navigate the hoopla inherent to the season when we celebrate Jesus’ incarnation as God-in-Sandals, the Pew Research Center took a poll of Americans concerning Christmas. One of the questions asked was, “Do you believe that Jesus Christ was born to a virgin, or don’t you believe this?” 73% of those responding responded affirmatively, 19%… Read More »

The Jewish "Blood Libel"

By | 28 Nov 2013

What the Heck is a “Blood Libel?” The so-called “blood libel” is a theological fiction perpetrated by both Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions — and decades later carried to its logical conclusion by the Nazis during the Holocaust — that was used to justify the persecution and murder of literally millions of Jews over a time period… Read More »

Ask & You Shall Receive #9:
Unpacking the Lord’s Prayer

By | 4 Nov 2013

Show me any inter-denominational meeting of church folk and somewhere along the line, one of the leaders will have the crowd present recite the Lord’s Prayer — regardless of its applicability or lack thereof to the actual proceedings. Why? Because of its universality among all denominations and everyone present knows it by heart. That’s the up-side. The down-side is… Read More »

Ask & You Shall Receive #8:
Talking to Mountains?

By | 31 Oct 2013

When I taught on prayer awhile back and stated that there are models taught in the Bible on how to pray, one of those present challenged me, demanding: You mean to say we have to pray a certain way or we won’t get our prayers answered!? To which I replied: No, because that would be a legalistic recipe… Read More »

Milestones

By | 13 Oct 2013

I just celebrated my 60th birthday along with my brother-from-another-mother/brother-in-Christ, Pete Parise and his wife Deb, as well as my beautiful wife Tess. Pete and Deb have been my closest friends for almost 40 years now, so it was an awesome birthday present to see them again. It was also Pete’s 58th birthday because he is 2-years-to-the-day younger… Read More »

Ask &amp You Shall Receive #7:
Praying in Faith – Part 3

By | 10 Oct 2013

The Four Ps Almost 40 years ago, right after I first got saved, I read a book entitled The Purpose of Temptation by one of the leaders of the Charismatic Movement in the 1970s. In that book, he described a process found throughout Scripture that he termed “The Four Ps,” an acrostic that describes God’s dealings with His… Read More »