Author Archives: johnhking_1ie7oo

Lithos Proskommatos

Jesus lovingly encouraged, “blessed is the one who isn’t offended by me” [ Luke 7:23] But perhaps most of us have been offended at one time or another in something He said that challenged our way of life, that pushed-back … Continue reading

Posted in Finding God Thru Prayer | Leave a comment

Anxiety

G. R. Evans [in Alan of Lille (Cambridge, OUP,1983),pp.33—41. ] tells us that, “Augustine frequently discusses Scripture’s peculiar “usus loquendi” [manner of speaking]. [Augustine] sees such departures from the ordinary way of putting things … as a reflection of the power … Continue reading

Posted in Finding God Thru Prayer | Leave a comment

Limited Expectations

The miracle of Jairus’ 12 year old daughter’s “rise from death” deserves a closer look since it is a story of limited expectations.  God thru Jesus unexpectedly raised her from the dead, similarly to Lazarus’ resurrection which shocked the popular … Continue reading

Posted in Finding God Thru Prayer | Leave a comment

Abandoned

There were, they say, 7 sayings from the Cross Jesus uttered while He hanged there dying for my sins—and yours.⁠1  Though some scholars question whether or not His declaration of our forgiveness was not added until later,2 we may say … Continue reading

Posted in Finding God Thru Prayer | Leave a comment

Women!

I have been reading the Greek New Testament devotionally. Instead of studying a text for blogging, I am just reading to see what I miss in the English.  English translations are great but because it is my native tongue, I … Continue reading

Posted in Finding God Thru Prayer | Leave a comment

Did Luke Get It Wrong?

Regarding the time when Jesus was born, did Luke get it wrong? In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole empire [the whole world] should be registered. This first registration took place while Quirinius was … Continue reading

Posted in Finding God Thru Prayer | Leave a comment

The Thing Speaks For Itself

There is a phrase in law, res ipsa loquitur, meaning, “The thing speaks for itself.” This recognizes that we already understand innately or instinctively whether our actions or words are appropriate or undeserved, healing or hurting, good or evil. [We … Continue reading

Posted in Finding God Thru Prayer | Leave a comment

Controversial

I found it peculiar that after growing up around nothing but love that my adult experience should be filled with controversy.  I am not speaking politically because I carry no torch for any political party.  I am talking about my … Continue reading

Posted in Finding God Thru Prayer | Leave a comment

My Poems Remind Me

Anyone who knows me and has seen my poems will be able to extract the message from the biographical history contained in them. But my primary reader—are you ready for this—is me. Much of what I have shared in verse … Continue reading

Posted in Finding God Thru Prayer | Leave a comment

How I Know God Is Real.

How do I know God is real and that He cares about me?  The evidence is anecdotal rather than hard scientific “fact.” But think of it: if God is real to me, it means that He is in someway in … Continue reading

Posted in Finding God Thru Prayer | Leave a comment