In an earlier blog post, I wrote about the debate between predestination and free will. I noted that I have always been more drawn to the free-will argument; and yet, many recent events in my life seem to have been predestined in some way. As I continue to think about these things, it seems to […]Read more "Predestination and Freewill Revisited: “Choose Your Own Adventure”"
“This is what it looks like when an empire fails.” That’s what a friend of mine posted on Facebook last week, in response to the current political climate of America. When we look at the news lately, it seems like my friend may be right. Over the last several months, we have seen increased coverage […]Read more "The Good News Is Better Than That! (How to Have Hope When the Empire Falls)"
Just who or what is the devil? Opinions range from those who believe he’s a literal being to those who believe he’s a fictional character created to keep people in line or to excuse our own selfish choices. And there are some who claim to worship him. Who is right? According to church tradition, […]Read more "Why the Devil? The Role of Satan in God’s Eternal Plan"
Everybody wants to be healed. Whether we are suffering from physical or mental pain or illness, grief, anger, demonic possession, or any number of other ailments, all of us want to finding healing. One healing practice that’s become fairly popular in recent years is Reiki. Reiki involves tapping into a person’s spiritual energy (whether positive […]Read more "Power in the Name(s): Healing and the Triune God"