The Past is Another Country

The past is another country they do things differently there, someone said. “By the rivers of Babylon,” the poet begins, “There we sat down, and there we wept when we remembered Zion.” Psalm 137:1 begins to expose the grief and loss of all they...

Socialism is not your biggest threat, Pride is!

It’s more important than ever to follow in the way of Jesus. The Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts were written by a Gentile, not a Jew, who was not one of the disciples we read about in the Scriptures. Luke’s unique perspective connects us to the big...

A Poem for Wit

The Empty Chair The chair sat empty no voice heard,  Only silence from the corner,  With no sound from God’s song bird.    A broken heart, oh the deepness of this loss,  The mind squeezes the silence where life, Song, and joy once told. ...

We See It Too!

Many today struggle to understand the vandalism and even worse acts that are showing up on our social media feeds and in the news. I am too. And it is certainly ok to be upset about it. I fear that things will worsen, and we must pray for those in law enforcement more...

Pneumiotics: Church Leaders Only

Postmodernism, Pluralism, and Pneumiotics: Three major influences on the Spirit-empowered church Dr. Mike Rakes Abstract The impact of culture on the local church in America has been an on-going topic of conversation among those in church leadership positions for...