knowing God

God Works Outside the Realm of the Imagination

Oct 26, 2019 | Posted by in knowing God, The Bible | 0

2 Kings 6:8 – 7:20. The context: In the time of Jehoram King of Israel, the Arameans have besieged Samaria, the capital of Israel. The famine has become so severe that the price of a donkey’s head—completely undesirable food—is 80 shekels. Contrasted to this, during Israel’s golden age under King Solomon, an entire live horseRead more …

Great and Good

Jun 13, 2019 | Posted by in discipleship, knowing God, theology | 0

Scientists used to think that the observable universe had about 200 billion galaxies. Now they believe that estimate is quite low. It’s also estimated that there are between 100-200 billion stars within our galaxy alone. Our sun is a modest star and travels in an orbit at 500,000 miles per hour, taking 250 million years to orbitRead more …

Don’t You Know?

Aug 4, 2017 | Posted by in discipleship, knowing God, The Bible, theology | 0

For the past few months at church, we’ve been studying my favorite Old Testament book (and perhaps my favorite in the whole Bible), Isaiah. It’s my favorite for countless reasons, but these are my top: The passage the Lord used to give me assurance, comfort and strengthen my faith during the years which I wasRead more …

Lenten Exercise Weeks 5 & 6

Mar 14, 2016 | Posted by in discipleship, Jesus, knowing God, Lent | 0

I enjoy using Biola University’s Lent Project. I read this one early on last week and it fit so well with last week’s Lent Challenge of combating the Seven Deadly Sins: avarice (greed) vs. generosity. But it actually applies to this week (gluttony) as well.   The parables of the Pearl and Hidden Treasure (Matt. 13:44-46),Read more …

Worship and Missions: Why the Silo?

The co-founder of Heart Sounds International and my esteemed teammate, Frank Fortunato, recently wrote a 2-part article in celebration of HSI’s 15th anniversary. In part 2, he begins by saying, It was an epochal moment that day in the late nineties, in Pretoria, South Africa. When it was my turn I gave a brief reportRead more …

Living Out of a Place of Rest, part 1

Apr 15, 2015 | Posted by in discipleship, Jesus, knowing God, OM Arts | 1

Back in January, OM Arts began its seventh year. We began talking about the biblical concept of the Sabbath—Shmita—year. In Leviticus 25, the LORD instituted the seventh year as a year of rest or release (“shmita”) for the land. The Israelites were not to sow, prune, or harvest, but to allow the land to rest. If they askedRead more …