Spiritual Dad and Spiritual Grandpa, 3rd Cycle

A spiritual dad. John describes both of the first two spiritual cycles… …with three relatively clear, distinct markers. Not so this 3rd cycle of a spiritual dad and spiritual grandpa! “Him who is from the beginning!” I write to you fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning (1 John 2:13-14, emphasis). … Read more

Reunite Fun with Scripture

How can FUN reconcile with the deep burden I have?! Have you ever tried to learn something fairly simple, yet failed to grasp the key ideas? Or felt overwhelmed or confused while others grasp the material quickly? What happens within you? How do you feel? Disqualified to learn? I may be in the minority of … Read more

Third Cycle: A Spiritual Grandpa of Him Who Is from the Beginning

Spiritual Grandpa I do wish John had given us clearer markers for this third cycle of life as a spiritual grandpa! John describes each of the first two Christian spiritual developmental stages with three clear markers. Not so this stage! So cryptic. Indefinite (“him who” rather than specifically Jesus, or our “Father” like with “beloved … Read more