On Satan, Demons, and Psychiatry by Ragy Girgis

Psychiatry? Is Psychiatry going to solve our problems with Satan, demons and demon possession? It’s about time! But how? Medication? Electroconvulsive therapy? Psychoanalysis? Jungian Analysis? Oh, maybe one of the forms of behavioral therapy? So many options. While Dr. Girgis … Continue reading

Spiritual Truth in the Age of Fake News by Elizabeth Geitz

I made a mistake – When I saw the title of this book, I thought it would be a frontal attack on all the politicians and political pundits who shout “Fake News!” at any idea they want to discredit and … Continue reading

… where will he appear …

Allow me a moment the Christmas Day to share a few words from the sermon “The Face in the Sky” by Frederick Buechner. You can find the full text of the sermon at https://www.frederickbuechner.com/blog/2019/12/24/weekly-sermon-illustration-the-face-in-the-sky Those who believe in God can … Continue reading

233 – Water – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Two things came together Sunday that have me thinking about water this week. First, last Sunday was the celebrated as the “Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.” Many in church listened to the Scriptural accounts of Jesus’ baptism and … Continue reading

208 – Coming to Scripture – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

The other day while going through some older material I can across a great piece by Alister McGrath, “Encountering Biblical Spirituality” http://metamorpha.com/blog/2011/10/01/alister-mcgrath-encountering-biblical-spirituality/ The entire article deserves to be read and I want to put before you this morning just a small piece, “As … Continue reading

174 – Restoreth my soul – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

The past several weeks we have been thinking about the balance between the passive and the active in our lives. With that lens in mind I invite you to spend time meditating on Psalm 23. When I recently came to … Continue reading

141 – Holy Week – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Where do you find yourself this week? Palm Sunday has passed; we are moving through Holy Week, on to Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and then …. Easter. I need to remember a few things today and I want to share those … Continue reading

139 – Lenten Meditations – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

A few days ago I was reading the lectionary readings for this Sunday and the passage from Philippians 3:4-14 struck me with particular force. What hit me so hard was, If anyone else has reason to be confident in the … Continue reading