Why Are Prophecies So Cryptic?

Paul tells us that, “None of the rulers of this age understood this [secret and hidden wisdom of God], for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory“ (1 Cor 2:8). This is important to note because we often act as though Satan knew God’s plan all along, but the truth…

The Musical Prophets (Pt 2)

So much weird stuff happens to Saul when he comes in contact with a group of prophets that we often miss the simple components of the story. You may recall that Samuel told Saul that he would “meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place with harp, tambourine, flute, and lyre before…

3 Reasons Why I “Get Political” for Jesus

I’ve been told throughout the years to not bring politics into the church, which seemed like a semi-reasonable request to me at first because I was really only interested in talking about Jesus. But over time…

The Holy Spirit & the Imagination

In today’s podcast, I work off of 1 Corinthians to explain that whatever you do to hear yourself think is what you need to do to hear God speak. We are all crafted differently and therefore connect with God in different ways. After explaining my own journey into discovering the Holy Spirit, I go on to give a…

Were the Prophets Jerks?

I can think of a church leader today that I am apt to call a prophet, even though I’ve never heard him use supernatural terminology. I’ve never heard him “declare a word from the Lord,” but his social justice message is so inherently prophetic and so grounded in Jesus that it’s nearly impossible to discern…