Tag: Spiritual Warfare

The Enemy of Our Soul

“Every step closer to my soul excites the scornful laughter of my devils, those cowardly ear-whisperers and poison-mixers.” -C. G. Jung “We are not unaware of the Devil’s schemes” (2 Cor. 2:11). In 1978, spiritual writer Richard Foster wrote: “In contemporary society our Adversary majors in three things: noise, […]

Three Enemies of the Soul

For centuries, apprentices of Jesus have spoken of the “three enemies of the soul” – the world, the flesh, and the devil. As the sources of temptation, they are viewed as a kind of “unholy trinity” in opposition to the Trinity. They are reflected in the Temptation of Christ […]

Q&A: Why do prayers go unanswered?

Repost from 2018. -JB “Jesus traveled through all the towns and villages of that area, TEACHING in the synagogues…and he HEALED every kind of disease and illness” (Matt 9:35). My sermon text for this Sunday is Mark 1:29-39 which displays Jesus’ powerful healing ministry, first with Simon’s mother-in-law, […]

The Red Dragon in the Nativity

An oldie from the Daily Illumination archives. -JB Gather around little boys and girls. It’s time for our annual reading of the Christmas story — this time with a twist. I’ve seen many a nativity scenes and Christmas pageants over the years with wooden stables, sheep and goats, […]

GOLF & GOD (6): The Mind Game

Every golfer knows that what goes on between the ears is just as critical for success as all the other mechanics that go into a golfer’s game.  In fact, long after you have mastered the mechanics of a smooth, skillful golf swing, the mental game continues to be […]