The Return Of Innocence

There was a time when humanity was innocent. Not simply good and well behaved. Innocent. Neither Adam nor Eve had any conscious sense of ‘goodness’ before they ate from the tree. They had no need for such knowledge, for all that God created, including them, was ‘good’ (Gen. 1:31). They had no conscience, no sense … Continue reading The Return Of Innocence

Lessons From the Wilderness: Part Three

When Jesus was led into the wilderness after His baptism at the Jordan, He was full of the Spirit of God (Lk 4:1).   Many days later He returned from the wilderness to Galilee, this time in the power of the Spirit (Lk 4:14). Something happened in the wilderness that empowered Jesus more deeply to hear, … Continue reading Lessons From the Wilderness: Part Three

Bride-Atude Eight: The Light Keepers

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven...    We have a habit of associating persecution only with ‘non-Christian’ countries and oppressive regimes. Especially in democratic societies we tend automatically to think that persecution belongs to a world we don’t really know.   The idea that we may also … Continue reading Bride-Atude Eight: The Light Keepers