Ready or Not

Last night Sharon and I began watching a DVD of a stage performance of the gospel of Mark by Max McLean. This fast-paced solo drama using only the words of Mark’s gospel shows how everything Jesus said and did was absolutely surprising and usually shocking. For example, Jesus wasn’t afraid to offend people — whether the…Read more »


We must never minimize Jesus, or what it means to follow him. Jesus’ own words won’t let us. He is forever prodding and poking and jolting. In the gospel reading for today, the poor disciples have been trying to cast out a demon and to heal a boy who suffers with seizures. When Jesus shows…Read more »

In Law or in Love?

I feel like I’ve encountered my first really big “revelation” in this quest to know and experience more of the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. Granted, revelations don’t always involve something new. This particular revelation is as old as the New Testament books of Romans and Galatians. It’s at the very center of…Read more »

Our Quest

On Sunday I talked about my (our) embarking on a quest. The quest is to know the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. Biblically speaking, there is no getting around the importance of the Holy Spirit in the life of a Jesus Follower. I want you to know that I am taking this quest…Read more »