Posts Tagged ‘Peter’

Following Christ Into the Night: A Reflection on the Fear of the Unknown

I often feel very alone when I think of the uncertainty of my future. Sometimes at night a sense of desolation follows me and shakes me awake before my morning alarm. I wake up with fears of insignificance, rejection, and isolation. My mind and heart say maybe your fears are real. Maybe you are truly...
November 11th, 2013 | Religion | Read More

Sifted Like Wheat

It is fortunate–oh, so fortunate–that it was not Job, that paragon of patience and faith, that Jesus claimed he would build his church on.
August 29th, 2013 | Church, Other | Read More

Peter’s Action: At Least He Stepped Out

When Jesus walked on water, we know that the water was turbulent. The boat was in danger, and the waves were crashing around the boat. In this storm, Jesus asks Peter to step out onto the waves. Peter, upon stepping out, begins to doubt; he begins to sink and cries out to Jesus for help.  Jesus immediately...
October 24th, 2012 | Featured, Religion | Read More

Twisted Stories

Oversimplification. Exaggeration. Outright fabrication. Where will you find all this? Aside from the obvious answers, I’d like to add a couple more: Church sanctuaries during the Sunday morning sermon. Bible studies. Youth groups. I can’t count the number of times a Bible story has been subtly (or...
July 17th, 2012 | Featured, Religion | Read More