Those who want to follow Jesus should expect persecution. It comes with the territory. As Jesus says in the gospel of Matthew, “A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his […]Read more "Don’t Fear the Reaper"
My understanding of the final judgment has changed quite a bit over the years. As a young Christian, I was taught that we would be judged by God immediately after death, and that the criterion for the judgment was our faith in Jesus. Those who had accepted Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior would […]Read more "Judgment Day – Then and Now"
In the beginning were Sophia and the Logos, and they were one with the Father, and together they were one God. And God said, “It is good to be in community. Let us split into pieces, so that we may have a bigger family.” And God split into pieces, billions of pieces did God […]Read more "An Alternative Creation Story"
What’s the greatest gift of the Spirit? It depends who you ask. For some people, speaking in tongues seems to be the greatest spiritual gift. Some even go so far as to teach that speaking in a previously unknown tongue is the “initial evidence” that a person has received the Holy Spirit – and that […]Read more "The Greatest Gift of the Spirit"