Pastor's Blog

Pentecost or Weeks
on Thu, 16 May 2024 18:28

The authors’ thesis is that Jesus completed, or fulfilled, Pentecost or Weeks1 in that He sent the Holy Spirit in power and the Church was born on the very day the holiday was celebrated. Is this warranted on the basis … Continue reading


Final Note: The Preposterous God: A Summary
on Wed, 15 May 2024 17:23

The mostly unknown God is preposterous and unimaginable, and thus it is beyond our human capacity to define Him. Yet we read in Ecclesiastes 3:11b, “He has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what … Continue reading


Christian Mysticism from Pathways to Darkness
on Mon, 13 May 2024 16:17

This chapter is taken from the book written by Kent and Katie Philpott titled, The Soul Journey: How Shamanism, Santeria, Wicca, and Charisma are Connected. It was published by Earthen Vessel Publishing in 2014. It is predominantly written from Kent’s … Continue reading


The Dark Sides Emerge
on Fri, 10 May 2024 16:21

 Chapter 46 The terms “Dark sides” and “wild fire revival” are generally synonymous, but I prefer to call them dark sides. They usually, but not always, follow on the heels of genuine outpourings of the Holy Spirit. The first great … Continue reading


The Presence of the Triune God
on Wed, 08 May 2024 16:11

 Chapter 12  Who would not be shocked to hear that the ultimate intention of the Creator God is to be forever present with those He made in His image? “Far beyond the wildest imagination” does not express the utter preposterousness … Continue reading


Islamic Mysticism
on Mon, 06 May 2024 15:51

Chapter 25 from Pathways to Darkness In Ayman S. Ibrahim’s A Concise Guide to the Life of Muhammad (published by Baker Academic in 2022) is a chapter titled, “Was Muhammad a Real Historical Figure?” Here he mentions three Muhammads: The … Continue reading


David in London, chapter 45 of Memoirs of a Jesus Freak
on Fri, 03 May 2024 16:54

David had disappeared into The Family. Almost immediately, I began receiving letters from him post marked from some little town in Texas. It turned out he was at COG’s Texas Soul Clinic, a ranch-like property owned by Fred Jordan. David … Continue reading


The Birther from The Preposterous God
on Wed, 01 May 2024 17:11

Chapter 11 The new birth, born from above, conversion, salvation, redemption, reconciliation—all are synonyms, and all are brought into being by the Birther, the Creator God.  It must be so; we simply cannot birth ourselves.  None of us birthed ourselves … Continue reading


Santeria: From Slavery to Slavery
on Mon, 29 Apr 2024 17:05

This chapter is taken from the book written by Kent and Katie Philpott titled: The Soul Journey: How Shamanism, Santeria, Wicca, and Charisma are Connected. It was published by Earthen Vessel Publishing in 2014.  After publishing a rather brief article … Continue reading


The Beginning of the End of the JPM
on Fri, 26 Apr 2024 16:24

Chapter 44 from Memoirs of a Jesus Freak The year that marked the ending of the Jesus People Movement in my view, at least in Marin County, was 1972, the same year Church of the Open Door was founded in … Continue reading