In the 6th Chapter of Acts, verses 8-15, we first learn of the amazing disciple whose name is Stephen. I have always been extremely fond of this fascinating character in our Salvation story. There are two wonderful descriptions of him in this chapter that are the reason why he caught my attention years ago. First, … Continue reading Stephen and the Glory of God
I did not realize for a long time that John 3:16 was Jesus speaking. I'd read this citation in end zones at football games, among other public places in person and on television. I knew it was from the New Testament and I knew it was from the Gospel of John. But I was not … Continue reading John 3:16
I love that in many translations of this Gospel text from John 21:1-14, the Lord addresses His followers as children. It is as if, now that He is the resurrected Christ, Jesus has more of the perspective of the Father. With my belief in a Triune God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - I … Continue reading “Children, have you caught anything…?”
the muscles in his limbs are so massive it is almost surreal beautiful surreal it’s a young man dancing and the blue veins that run through the sculptured stone become his veins and he is alive rejoicing dancing he’s carrying the Scrolls upon his rock hard shoulder the promises of God are all Lives and … Continue reading Simeon
I love the Sacrament of Confirmation because of that phenomenal truth. I have taught several confirmation classes through the years, but my first class back in 1996 has a special place in my heart. ...