There were some crazy ideas of “the prophetic” when I was growing up and then when I was early in ministry. There are still some wild ideas about what it means to be “prophetic” even today. Some things just keep recycling. Here is what I have concluded as I keep walking through Jeremiah and Daniel in my work on “Living in Babylon”:Continue reading “To walk in the prophetic”
I am working my way through Daniel 6 as I continue to expand on “Living in Babylon.” (I think it may be a book one day if I can simply overcome one thing: outright fear and terror.)Continue reading “The way home”
The beginning of this year is a time of fasting and prayer. One key element of prayer the Spirit is inviting me to learn is prevailing prayer. Continue reading “Prevailing Prayer — Wrestling with God”
The Babylonian Empire is on its way out. Belshazzar rules, but he is not his father. Daniel is called in to interpret once again, but he knows what is going on already.
Belshazzar foolishly offers Daniel riches if he will interpret the writing on the wall. Continue reading “Grasping at the robes of Belshazzar”
A phrase I use a lot is “We need to move from the pathetic to the prophetic.” Continue reading “From Pathetic to Prophetic”
Our current series at Heights Church is “Living in Babylon.”
There are some reflections I have on the Book of Daniel that won’t make it into a Sunday sermon.
Here are some basic thoughts from Daniel 3 I posted our church site.
Our most severe tests come when we don’t recognize the idol right in front of us and everyone bowing seems like the “patriotic” thing to do. I don’t refer to just our own time. I give the illustration of Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Germany as well. He faced tough decisions concerning allegiance and paid the ultimate price for it.
There is a testing that will refine us in these days. We need to learn that the heat brings out the best. It’s not meant for our harm.
The days ahead can be the best for the American church. We need our eyes open.
Just some quick notes from my message last week out of Daniel 2: