The class I’m taking on Revelation is quite a study. This week’s lecture was about five different ways that the Book of Revelation has been understood by various theologians throughout history, with examples of each: two “Preterist” ways of reading it, and Historicist, Idealist, and Futurist My brain already hurt by that point. Fortunately theContinue reading “Studying”


This has been a rough week for me. 2 of my relatives passed away, one quite unexpectedly. Another is seriously ill, struggling with rapidly progressing vascular dementia. Another just received a life-threatening cancer diagnosis. And another is chronically depressed and struggling with hopelessness. I know that everything is part of God’s plan, the totality ofContinue reading “Transitions”

A Year Ago Today I Was Baptized

I originally wrote about my baptism here. ————————————————————– Baptized! Yesterday I was baptized in one of God’s beautiful lakes and streams that dot our landscape and have served as fountains of Life for untold generations. (see, I told you I was a brand new Christian!) My faith — which I know differs from some othersContinue reading “A Year Ago Today I Was Baptized”