Supernaturals

The Wrap Up – Part 2

My last post was five months ago.  You know, the one that I called “Part 1” and promised a “Part 2” follow-up post?

So, Seth, what gives?

Well… ever feel like you’ve bitten off more than you can chew?  Or that you have so much to say about something, but don’t want to publish a novel on your blog since no one would probably read it?  Yeah, I know the feeling.

So, check this out:  I make a promise to my readers to compile and discuss (in a single post, mind you) all the evidences that I believe exist for the Christian faith.  Yeah yeah, I hear you skeptics chuckling out there — I can hear you thinking, “Well, that should be a short article!”  Go ahead, have your moment… I’ll give you a minute or two to enjoy your cleverness…. (more…)

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Supernaturals: Missionary Tongues

Hey everyone, sorry I’ve been scarce lately — the play I’m in just opened and we’ve had a full week of nightly tech rehearsals and performances.  When I was in my teens and twenties I could do that sort of thing no problem, but I’m starting to feel my age a bit I suppose and it’s really taking a lot out of me, leaving very little energy for writing (much less writing creatively).  Come this time next week, I’ll be back to my normal self (which I guess can be taken as good or bad news, depending on your opinion of me I suppose) — and will be able to tackle my backlog of unanswered comments.  Thank you all for your patience!  I haven’t forgotten about you 🙂

Anyway, today I thought I would share a brief account from yesterday’s sermon, in which our associate pastor shared some first-hand accounts of some of the miraculous occurrences that he has witnessed throughout his life in the church and in ministry.  I think it would be interesting to recount here, since so much of our discussion lately has been on the evidence (or lack thereof) of supernatural effects in our world — in fact, I intend to start a series where I collect a few of these accounts from people I know.  And, since one of the Greek words used in the New Testament to refer to the spiritual gifts (pneumata) can be perhaps best translated as “supernaturals”, I thought it was a fitting title for this series. (more…)