The Conduits and Flow of the Holy Spirit in Our Lives: Becoming Agents of Change in Our Cities

Nothing happened. I banged on the sides of the vacuum trying to get the infernal contraption to start working. But no matter how many times I clicked the start switch and checked the underside of the spinning and vacuuming turbines, nothing happened. Eventually I realized that the plug was not in the electrical socket. The appliance that I was trying to clean things up with and get work done would never do its’ job if no power was flowing through... Read More

It’s Not the Late-Night Pizza You Ate: Dreams and How God Speaks Through Them

Image by SuperPipo2010 Pressed perfectly against the wall with both hands spread and stretched, I was panicking—sweating and soaking the old dingy wallpaper covering this dark hallway. If I could become one with the wall and be absorbed into it, I would have by now for how closely I had clung to hallway. I could hear the faint creak of some movement just around the corner and a low panting along with it. Frozen in fear and doing all I could to... Read More

Holy Healing Handkerchiefs: The Miraculous and the Potency of the Holy Spirit

When God showed up in people’s lives and made a display of himself on earth, it was done in mighty and breathtaking ways. How could the people of Israel not fall on their knees in awe and fear when He appeared as a great pillar of flames consuming their enemies and guiding them through the desert. What if this same God showed up in our presence? Would you or I live any differently if this great pillar of fire fell from heaven in our local... Read More

Temptation: Rethinking Christ, Adam, and Our Everyday Battle with Desire and Sin

Standing upon the precipice and glimpsing over the edge, thousands of kingdoms lay in sight. All of these powers collectively held all the wealth, power, and authority of the world. And they could all be his. They could be his. If only one simple action were taken—If he would bend his knee to that ancient evil, Lucifer. Christ had gotten himself into quite the predicament. How could he resist such an offer? Temptation is no simple thing. Nor is... Read More

What the Hell!? Ancient Abortions, Pitchforks, and Where the Worm Dieth Not

  Amidst a swirl of agony and fire looms a hooved and pitchfork clasping figure. The earth opens and swallows countless people—young, old, murders, and average everyday people. And as they fall into this endless abyss, the great horned beast with whipping pitchforked tail and protruding red horns, releases a great boisterous laugh. For some, they spend an eternity on a spit slowing being turned by some demonic imp screeching out some garbled... Read More

I Am Fire of Fire: The Ancient Church’s View on Demons

Every wisp of smoke and every creaking branch created images of creatures which dwelt in the dark.  Uttering some garbled ancient language long forgotten, these creatures did not just exist in the imagination of frightened young children pulling their covers to their eyes or in the paranoid and trepid man walking some dark and lonely path through the woods at night.  These demons were real. Despite our modern notions, which undoubtedly think the... Read More

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