Superhuman Prophets

Growing up, the prophets always came across to me as super-humans. They got all the good experiences of God and everybody else had to receive their Godly experiences vicariously through them. The prophets got to hear God’s voice and everyone else had to use them as a mediator. This saddened me as a child. The…

Spiritual Life Isn’t Always Extravagant

Sometimes we can get so focused on the spectacular things that the Holy Spirit does that we miss some of the simpler and normal things He has to offer us. For some, everything becomes about extravagance and normal life ceases to exists. They begin to think that if the Holy Spirit is going to do…

Magicland

“Everyone has to go through Magicland first in order to figure all this supernatural stuff out,” my professor laughed. I couldn’t help but smile as the last few years of my college career had attested to this statement. I hoped that I was at the end of my time in Magicland, recognizing that some of…

The Married Prophet

I doubt anyone can read Ezekiel 24:15-27 without raising an eyebrow. God gave the prophets a lot of hard analogies to live out: walk around naked for three years (Isaiah 20:3); cook and eat bread prepared by cow poop (Ezekiel 4:12-15); marry a prostitute to show how God is faithful to those who aren’t faithful to…