It is in Jesus’ “Priestly Prayer” of John 17 where Jesus offers the clearest vision of the eternal union with Jesus and God the Father to be offered to all believers. This is a never-ending prayer which Jesus will continue praying for us until we are all home in the Father’s house…. If you do […]
Heaven is between us. If you do not get that, You do not get heaven. One day you will get heaven, Hopefully while you are still here, To enjoy and prepare for the greater heaven, Where nothing will stop the flow Of love between you and God And those of God. Look for heaven inside […]
The theme of God’s promise to give humanity a new heart is not picked up directly in the New Testament. As I learned in seminary, the New Testament was written in response to two basic questions: Who is Jesus Christ, and what are His benefits? Who is this guy, and why should it be important […]
These are turbulent times indeed. Times in need of the peace of Christ, which passes all understanding, yet is readily available to those of us open to it. Here is a meditation titled “Coming Peace” that addresses our need and God’s response. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you…. Do not […]
How an intense romantic and erotic narrative between a man and a woman, where the name of God is arguably never even mentioned, got into the Hebrew Bible canon is a story unto itself. It was definitely contested, but the rabbinic powers that be strongly endorsed its addition to the Bible. The famed Rabbi Akiba […]
Today I will discuss central prophesies of the three major prophets of ancient Israel: Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel. They all shared the same basic message, not just for Israel, but for humanity as such: God wants whole-hearted love and will make that possible by changing our hearts. How? Listen in.