Faith, Doubt, Fear

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“For now we see through a glass, darkly…” I have spent many hours in all three categories.  Faith The first category is faith.  We all believe things. We believe things about reality; we also imagine things that we don’t really know about, but we imagine and believe. I have constructed statements of faith, I have […]

Singing in the key of G

Grace Challenge Day 2 Grace may be the word that best summarizes Christianity. In English, “grace” is connected to two other important words that teach us a response to grace: Gratitude and Graciousness. Here is how it works. First and foremost, our life, salvation and everything in between is a result of the grace of […]

The Five Temples in the Bible

Most people rightly see two Temples in the Bible.  The first would be the temple constructed by Solomon in 1 Kings and the second would be the Temple of Jesus’ day, originally constructed by the returning exiles under beginning with Ezra/Nehemiah and extensively remodeled by Herod.  They are typically referred to as Solomon’s Temple and […]

4 Verses from Isaiah

Here are some of my favorite verses from the book of Isaiah: Isaiah 25:1-3:  O LORD, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name; For You have worked wonders, Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness. 2 For You have made a city into a heap, A fortified […]

Immigrant Song

Today marked the anniversary of my parents arrival in the United States as immigrants.   Their journey started 4 days earlier in Tehran, where they got on a Red Cross Cargo plane and flew to Cairo, Rome, London, Ireland somewhere, Iceland, Greenland and finally NYC. The leg from Iceland to Greenland took 9 hours, from Greenland […]