The word of the Lord that came to Zephaniah son of Cushi son of Gedaliah son of Amariah son of Hezekiah, in the days of King Josiah son of Amon of Judah. Zephaniah 1:1 (NRSV) Continue reading Minor Prophets: Book of Zephaniah
As John suffered the trauma of witnessing, as Jesus endured the ordeal of his hour and the Father’s cup, as Peter wept bitterly, Judas also underwent internal agony. Matthew alone would tell his story. Continue reading Gospel of John: Private Agony
This is commentary written in story form, in an experiment mixing narrative criticism in a creative nonfiction writing style. Continue reading Gospel of John: Annas and Caiaphas
Anger often indicates a blocked goal….that we’ve made a legitimate desire into an illegitimate goal. Continue reading Minor Prophets: Habakkuk as Watchman
In God’s wisdom, Miriam experienced both the pain of exposure, and the deep and abiding joy of healing, restoration, and reconciliation. Continue reading Miriam
There is no power in all the physical world or the spiritual realm that is not ultimately under the authority and dominion of Almighty God.
Things are not always what they appear to be. Continue reading Minor Prophets: Habakkuk’s Questions
This is good news for humankind, for we have been trying to appease angry gods for all of our recorded history. Continue reading Gospel of John: Three Concerns
The antidote to Satan’s deceptions and schemes is found in retraining our minds, renouncing the lies, reprogramming the way we think by renewing our minds daily through the study of scripture, prayer, and living out the truths we learn. Continue reading Gospel of John: Father of Lies
Inexorable fate had not predestined Judas to treachery. Judas did not have to betray Jesus. Instead, every step of the way, he was free to make a moral choice between good and evil. Continue reading Gospel of John: Is it I?
There is no question that every person has been both a victim of others’ wrongdoing and an agent of wrongdoing in our own right. There is much each one of us has to ask forgiveness for. And there is much that was done to us, that only the Savior can redeem, at this point. Continue reading Gospel of John: Peter’s Distress