A Thought for Dark Days

A Thought for Dark Days

One winter night almost eight years ago a negative thought grabbed my attention and wouldn’t let go. I remember the experience because what happened next changed my life.    At the time I was thinking about the weather in Oregon. Since I moved here in 82′ I frequently reminded myself how much I hated the […]

Jesus Is the Resurrection and the life NOW

Jesus Is the Resurrection and the life NOW

Followers of Jesus, not just the twelve, lived with a pro-death-anti-resurrection bias. This bias showed itself after the death of Lazarus. Remember, the sisters of Lazarus, Martha and Mary, had sent a message to Jesus telling him their brother was “very sick” (John 11:3). They likely expected Jesus to immediately travel to their home and […]

Can Demons Occupy a Christian Part I

Can Demons Occupy a Christian Part I

I actually got fired once for disagreeing with a pastor about whether or not demons could occupy Christians. Before that encounter I had no idea the subject triggered such feelings. When I studied demonology at Dallas Theological Seminary, my professor, Dr. Charles Ryrie, said Christians are divided on the subject. He said he didn’t think […]