• doubt,  faith,  knowledge

    Day 15 – Hearing by Doubting What One Hears

    Then a voice spoke from heaven, saying, “I have already brought glory to my name, and I will do so again.” When the crowd heard the voice, some thought it was thunder, while others declared an angel had spoken to him. – John 12:28-29 You don’t hear what you don’t want to hear. God speaks to Jesus. The message is clear enough for John to relay to us. But most hear it muffled, and take it to be mere thunder. Naturalism. Explain everything through the physical world. But then those who hear the roar as a voice from heaven also mistake it, saying it was an angel. Supernaturalism, everything is…

  • doubt,  faithfulness,  John,  lent,  Thomas

    Day 8 – Faithful Thomas

    Thomas, nicknamed the Twin said to his fellow disciples, “Let’s go, too—and die with Jesus.” It is too bad for Thomas that he got stuck with a title created to divide the bible into useful, manageable sections. Ever since the section where Thomas says he won’t believe it (resurrection) until he see it himself , Thomas was stuck with “Doubting Thomas.” Readers assume it was what the rest of the disciples called him. It is like a bully’s name-calling that follows the victim through his elementary school. The victim is forever seen in that light. But today we see the faithfulness of Thomas. Where many were weary of going back…