TRANSITION AND METAMORPHOSIS – Part 2

MY CATALYTIC CONVERGENCE – #2 AGING WITH POST-POLIO On seeking medical treatment: Within some pentecostal, charismatic, and word of faith streams of the Church, there is a notion that seeking medical care demonstrates a lack of faith. Belief in the healing power of Jesus manifested through the agency of the Holy Spirit and seeking medical … More TRANSITION AND METAMORPHOSIS – Part 2

PROTECTING THE SANCTITY OF THE PULPIT Part 2 – A Poisonous Leaven

I have spent a lot of time “in the pulpit” over the years. The value system one carries into the pulpit is as crucial as the message. What follows is a reflection of my “in the pulpit” value system. The sanctity of the pulpit. The word pulpit is from the Latin “pulpitum,” which means scaffold or … More PROTECTING THE SANCTITY OF THE PULPIT Part 2 – A Poisonous Leaven

PROTECTING THE SANCTITY OF THE PUPLIT – Part 1 “Internalized Capitalism”, “Lying Fallow” and “Lessons from the Loo”

During the era of NASA’s preparations for the first human-crewed moon landing, I launched into preaching and teaching in the Church. I was a member of the notable graduating class of 1969 at Burbank High School. Fast-forward fifty-two years, I find myself dealing with physical and vocal challenges which threaten my ability to continue the … More PROTECTING THE SANCTITY OF THE PUPLIT – Part 1 “Internalized Capitalism”, “Lying Fallow” and “Lessons from the Loo”

GIDEON’S ARMY – Advancing the Kingdom

An entertaining story in the Old Testament of the Bible focuses on the life and times of Gideon. (For the whole story, read chapters 5 through 8 of the book of Judges) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Judges%206-8&version=NIV Because of Israel’s disobedience, God had lifted His protection. For seven years, the Midianites had been oppressing Israel. The Midianite tactic of … More GIDEON’S ARMY – Advancing the Kingdom

‘GIVE ‘EM SPACE – HERE COMES THE INTROVERTS! – Protecting Spiritual, Psychological, and Physical Capacity

Googling information about successful introverts, I came across such articles as “23 of the Most Amazingly Successful Introverts in History – There are many misconceptions regarding introverts. Here are some of the most successful introverts in history and how you can emulate their success.” https://www.inc.com/john-rampton/23-amazingly-successful-introverts-throughout-history.html I seem to be in good company. The collage at the … More ‘GIVE ‘EM SPACE – HERE COMES THE INTROVERTS! – Protecting Spiritual, Psychological, and Physical Capacity

PROGRESS IN UNDERSTANDING SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES

One of my positive distractions from an unhealthy focus on the current pandemic and subsequent isolation has been to stay informed on humanity’s exploration in outer space. On November 15, 2020, SpaceX’s ‘Resilience’ lifted four Astronauts, Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins and, Soichi Noguchi, to the International Space Station (ISS). The four-person crew spent … More PROGRESS IN UNDERSTANDING SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES