Year: 2020

A LESSON OF LOVE

It is a hard thing when you lose a loved one. My Omi (grandma Gertrude Steilman), who passesd away peacefully last Thursday (11/12/20), was both the sweetest and strongest woman I know. She was always the pillar on which the Steilman family leaned. Her life was a life of duty and honor and unwavering devotion…

About me

Faults: Can be arrogant, control issues, trust issues, expectations, tend to try and fix people, criminality as a drug-addled youth. Strengths: Christian, organized, educated (Th.D.), artist, teaching/counseling (Nouthetics, Self-repair), loyal, dedicated, disciplined, honest to a fault (blunt). I think long-term/big picture. Interests: Theology, psychology, reading, good movies, fishing, hiking, biking, dog training, making the right…

Dear Friends

I have always been interested in the various schools of thought revolving around psychiatry, but so much of it never jived theologically–until now. Adams has given me a theological thread to pursue, and when I pursued it, I found something amazing.* It seems my past–my theological training, my work in the Cognitive Change/Self-Awareness field, my…

FAN INTO FLAME THE GIFT 2 TIM. 1:6

This reference and preceding verses seem to indicate that Paul was unsatisfied with Timothy’s current level of unfaithfulness (see v.7). “Fan into flame” means literally “to keep the fire alive.” The “gift” here refers to a believer’s spiritual gift… Timothy’s particular gift was leadership with special emphasis on preaching (2 Tim. 4:2) and teaching (1…

Angels

Not many are aware of the significance of angels. I believe, as Christians, we should pause and consider angels to gain perspective. For example, angels demonstrate the greatness of God’s love for us in that, though many angels sinned, none were saved (2 Pet. 2:4).Angels also remind us that the unseen world is real. Just…

Ephesians 6:19-20

Ephesians 6:19-20 jumped out at me this morning. Paul is sitting in a Roman prison, in chains and squalor, when he wrote this letter to the Ephesians (likely a circulation letter meant for other churches as well). Yet despite his own conditions, Paul was concerned first with the church. In Ephesians 6:10-17, Paul provides critical…

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