Thank you for a great 2021!

Thanks to each and every one of you for reading the articles, watching the videos, commenting and sharing with others at Wineskins in 2021! I truly believe 2022 will be the best year yet! It is the 30th anniversary of Wineskins! We have a few special things lined up in light of the big anniversary! […]

Jesus Is the Light of the World…Why Does That Matter?

In John 8, Jesus said he is the light of the world. We already talked about the Jewish background of that statement in regard to the Feast of Tabernacles in a previous article. In this article I want us to explore what it means in practical terms for Jesus to be the light of the […]

Why Prayer Isn’t Voodoo

If you were an ancient Akkadian experiencing a toothache,you would go to the local healer. His diagnosis would be that there is a worm or maggot in your gum who is gnawing at the root of your tooth. Having made a concoction of beer, malt,and oil, he would place it on the aching tooth, and […]

Jesus, Light of the World

In John 8 Jesus says he is the light of the world. That is quite the focus this time of year…and rightly so. John 1 tells us Jesus came into the world as the word made flesh and that in doing so he brought light into the darkness. The setting for John 8 is the […]

Jesus is the Light!

Jesus came into a world that seemingly plunged into divine darkness. The last words heard from God were hundreds of years prior. The Pharisees thought they might change that by forcing the priestly cleanliness codes on the masses. How would God reveal himself, much less come, to an unholy and unclean people? The Pharisees believed […]

Poetry Column for December 2021

I pray that these Christmas poems bless you during this wonderful season. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. […]

December Theme – Light of the World

Welcome to December a few days late at Wineskins! I apologize for the tardiness of this first post! This is a time when we focus especially on the coming of Jesus…the incarnation. The reality is, this is one of the main components that sets Christianity apart from every other religion. There were pagan religious that […]

December Theme – Light of the World

We have gone through some dark days since the start of the pandemic. It is so hopeful to remember that Jesus is the light of the world! John tells us part of what it means for Jesus to be the light in his prologue, “In him was life, and that life was the light of […]