Author: E.Stevens

My Eyes are Dry — Keith Green

My eyes are dry My faith is old My heart is hard My prayers are cold And I know how I ought to be Alive to You and dead to Me Oh, what can be done For an old heart like mine To soften it up With oil and...

The Bible couldn’t be right, could it?

"No, what I mean to say is that You, O Allah, are all powerful. Surely You can enter into creation if You choose. Did You enter into this world? Did You become a man? And was that man Jesus? O Allah, the Bible couldn't be right, could it?"...

As you go…

“As you are being you, as you are being present to your world, make disciples. Mission as 'going' does not mean “distant” but means just as much 'close at hand.' The center of the biblical construction is not 'go' but 'make disciples.' In short, 'make disciples … as you...

Seeing Others

"Your patient must demand that all his own utterances are to be taken at their face value and judged simply on the actual words, while at the same time judging all his mother's utterances with the fullest and most over-sensitive interpretation of the tone and the context and the...

Soul Killing

In a world where everything is written down in words, where important truths are remembered in catchy phrases and soundbites, and where the patient work of thinking through an issues thoroughly is a skill unpracticed and forgotten by many, the power of imagination has been altered and reduced to...

Imagination and Reason

People often gain more spiritual truth and satisfaction from myth than from the written doctrinal codes of their own religion.  In story, the imagination is activated and the door is wide open for meaning and understanding to enter in.  ...

Becoming who God intended me to be

When I was younger (a young boy up into my early adulthood) I was terrified of speaking or singing in front of people.  I could tell multiple stories of Christmas programs, school speeches, solos and other occasions where my knees shook and my voice quivered to the point where...

One of my goals…

One of my goals for 2017 is to be more diligent in writing my online journal and reflections.  I’ve done this in the past but it has been quite some time since I’ve done it regularly.   In an ideal world, I would commit to writing daily, but the reality...

Meaning and Understanding

The opposite of “meaning” is not “untruth”.  The opposite of “meaning” is “nonsense” also known in some circles as nonsensical, gibberish, baloney or gobblygook.  In other words the opposite of “meaning” or “meaningful” is that which has no clear meaning.  Meaning is the pre-condition for both truth and falseness....