DISCOVER HOW TO QUENCH THE THIRST IN OUR LIVES

Survival experts talk about the rule of three. You can live without air for about 3 minutes, without water for 3 days, and without food for about three weeks. Obviously, there are exceptions, but that is generally the limits for human existence. It is interesting that Jesus describes a relationship with God in terms that …

STANDING WHEN EVERYTHING IS SHAKING

STANDING WHEN EVERYTHING IS SHAKING What often trips us up in life’s most challenging moments is not the problems but a wrong perspective of the situation and our own inability to handle things. If anyone understood this as a close follower of Jesus, it was Peter. In his second letter, Peter is conveying something that …

WHO IS MY FRIEND?

In J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings,’ we find an analogy of the Christian pilgrimage with all of the challenges that evil brings against the Christian community and relationships, described in his second volume: ‘Fellowship of the Ring.’ It is the weakest members of Tolkien’s fantasy world of middle earth, the Hobbits, who in relationship …

WHAT MUSIC ARE YOU DANCING TOO?

Will Durant once wrote: “From barbarism to civilization requires a century; from civilization to barbarism needs but a day.” It’s easier to destroy than to build a meaningful life. The drama of history is played out along the frontiers of great belief systems as they ebb and flow. …The conflict of our day is theism …

Island Interruption

Chapter 1 ISLAND INTERRUPTION REVELATION If you ask the average person what’s in the book of Revelation, their first responses will sound almost like Star Wars. Angels! Demons! Cosmic battles! Plagues! Dragons! Smoke! Fire! Lightning! And finally, a glittering utopia in a galaxy far, far away! But before we go flying off into that kaleidoscope …