When it comes down to it, the Holy Spirit is hard to comprehend or even conceptualize at a basic level. Yet, when we read the Book of Acts, the Holy Spirit is the reason the Church came to life. It’s also the reason the Church is still alive wherever it is truly alive. It is […]Read more "The Difference 5: Holy Spirit, pt. 2"
We are people of flesh, of senses–sight, smell, sound, taste, touch. Our senses are a gift. In many ways, they–in connection with our cognition–is what makes us us. And yet we are so much more. When we stand in front of the ocean. When we witness the birth of a child. When we stand underneath the Northern […]Read more "The Difference 4: Sense AND Spirit"
Sticking with family is tough sometimes. Sometimes, it’s nearly impossible. Sticking with the faith family is no different. Peter and co. felt that immediately after Jesus sent them on his mission and then left earth. They had to deal with dysfunction. They had to process Judas’s betrayal. Would they stay together and give of themselves to the […]Read more "The Difference 3"
At the very beginning of the Book of Acts, Jesus completes his encore appearance to his disciples. Jesus plays a couple of hits–songs he’d been singing–and then he sang a new song… Rather, you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea […]Read more "The Difference 1"