Changing Minds on the Damascus Road

Acts unfolds with acts or scenes as in a grand play, “The Acts of the Apostles.” Our passage begins with directions: “Meanwhile.” Meanwhile, in simultaneous time, God’s unfolding drama leads Philip on one stage and Saul on another. Acts 8 began, “at that time, the church began to be subjected to harsh persecution…those who had […]

The Eunuch asked, “What prevents me?”

Even after hearing Jesus’ Great Commission “go into every nation making disciples” (Matthew 28); after seeing Jesus gloriously ascend to heaven and hearing his command “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of […]

Good News in Changing Times

A few years before my grandmother was born Thomas Edison ran the first direct current to 85 homes in New York City powering a total of 400 light bulbs.  She was a teenager when Ford first mass produced the Model T. She graduated the 9th grade, making her well-educated for a child of her era […]