The Father’s Love

Spiritual Protection

Spiritual Protection? He’s Got You Covered!

You may already have the best spiritual protection in the universe. Imagine that an immense football stadium’s dome is over your head. No matter where you go it covers you. The best angelic engineers built it, so you know with absolute assurance that you will never be afflicted by the rain or winds, sleet or snow, not even hurricanes or tornadoes. You are covered and protected against anything the weather may throw at you! Now imagine that it’s invisible and…

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How Good Is God?

How Good is God? Inquiring Minds Want to Know

How good is God? This was the overlooked question. The question no one was asking. Jesus went straight for it. You have to watch Jesus carefully. When you do, you discover that He doesn’t act like your typical Christian minister. He doesn’t seem to care who He offends. He certainly doesn’t practice our social etiquette. Here’s a case in point: Someone asked Jesus a perfectly sensible question about eternal life, but rather than encourage him with kindness (as we would),…

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The Holy Trinity

The Holy Trinity: Why Believe in Father, Son and Holy Spirit?

Do What with Holy Trinity? “Why don’t we just dispense with the whole idea of the Holy Trinity?” That casual statement rocked me, especially since one of my mentors made it–a senior priest in our diocese who had successfully planted numerous churches in the area, and was a very loving, wise man whose enthusiasm for the Lord knew no bounds. He continued, “It’s really so hard to explain. It confuses everyone and gets in the way of people we’re trying…

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The Prodigals Delay

The Prodigal’s Delay (and How to Avoid It)

Why did the prodigal take so long to return? Why did he linger in that pig pen which was so humiliating and hateful for him (as a Jew) to endure? Why didn’t he simply head straight home to his father once the money was gone? Why did he drag it out until he was practically starving? It wasn’t pride. That’s what people usually say when I ask the question in class, especially classes on recovery from addictions. They know only…

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