Tsunami A tsunami is reported to have killed thousands in southeast Asia. MSNBC reports that the death toll is at around 22,000 and climbing. A 9.0 magnitude earthquake several miles below the ocean surface, caused (apparently) by the shifting one of the earth’s plates, sent tidal waves speeding across the Indian Ocean in a number…

Deacon Ivan James At around 8:15 this morning I became an uncle again. My nephew, Ivan, weighed in at around 8lbs 4oz. He, being male, was a bit sluggish upon exiting the womb and thus procured for himself a ride in an airplane at a mere 7 hours old. He’s crafty like his dad, I…

Blood of the Covenant The Old Covenant proceded through generations by blood. Fathers bore sons, sons bore grandsons, and the blood of Abraham ran in their veins. There were the commands, yes. There was the law. There was circumcision. There were the sacrifices. But we know that ultimately it was faith in the promises of…

Luke’s Genealogy of Christ Luke begins his record in chapter 3 with Jesus and works backwards all the way to “Adam, the son of God”. Luke’s record gives us 77 names beginning with Jesus and ending with the ‘first father’ God himself. The number is of course significant indicating the fullness or completeness of Jesus…

Falling Falling with form through the air curled—back out, toes pointed, glimmering—I’m inside, peering out. The world is coming so fast. An elevator unleashed. And I, I lean back from the glass. Steam rising from my cup, aroma in flight, riding in a rain drop.