Pressing-In to the Anointing

From his days as an itinerant evangelist, Dr. James Finn relates what I have dubbed “The Banana Story.” It happened in the early 1970’s, when he was ministering in Clayton, Georgia. Just before the evening meeting, while he was driving to the church, he felt impressed by the Holy Ghost to stop and purchase a […]

Rhema

Luke 3:1-2 “Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene, “Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God […]

What’s the Trouble With Tongues?

People stumble over the issue of tongues everyplace, and all the time. But the scriptures are so straightforward that it’s hard to see why there’s so much confusion. Before I discuss it, let me start with a Finn-ism: “The senior pastor sets the doctrinal tone for the house.” That’s because, “…God is not the author […]

B & B a Witness

Cedarburg, WI, c.1985. I was the maintenance electrician for a large commercial printing plant in Denver. My employer had just invested millions of dollars on a new press line, hoping to capture a contract from the Denver Post. The new technology would require me to take some training in Chicago and Cedarburg. Of course, I went […]

Handling Bullies, Holy Ghost Style

Aurora, CO., c.1977.  I was almost in the military, but I joined the Air Force instead. (Marines I worked with called us the Chair Force. Airmen would relax in air conditioned barracks, but the leathernecks would bivouac in tents just outside the windows to stay tough! Thank God we have marines to protect us!) I […]

Miracles Part 4-Living in Power & Adventure

We continue our study of Miracles from Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3… The prophet Daniel spoke the Word of the Lord specifically for these last days: “…the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” (Dan.11:32) According to the scripture, God is searching out a people that he will prepare for a […]