Holding on to Your Peace…Even During the Most Horrific Circumstances

An artist's rendition of Stephen's death and heavenly vision. The story of Stephen in the book of Acts has always been fascinating to me because during the most violent and tragic part of his life – the day of his death – Stephen is still able to maintain incomprehensible peace and a powerful vision of God. If you don’t know the story, Stephen is accused of blasphemy in Acts 6 and is brought … [Read more...]

Angels Among Us

Many people, including Christians, are very afraid at this time of year because of Halloween and what it’s come to represent. So, instead of focusing on demons or fallen angels and spirits, I want to shift our attention to angels and their role in the life of the believer. The Bible is filled with angelic encounters and information about angels. There is no way I can address everything in this … [Read more...]

Visions from Heaven

Ezekiel 1:26–27 (NRSV) "And above the dome over their heads there was something like a throne, in appearance like sapphire; and seated above the likeness of a throne was something that seemed like a human form. Upward from what appeared like the loins I saw something like gleaming amber, something that looked like fire enclosed all around; and downward from what looked like the loins I saw … [Read more...]