Rediscovering the Past

How to learn from ancient cultures so that you don't screw up the present

David Miller, M.Div., is a preacher, writer, blogger, fundraiser, and a priest in the Episcopal Church. He is a devoted husband, loving father, and great man of faith (in progress).

Carrying gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, the magi or wise men traveled from a distant country, probably ancient Babylon, to give gifts to the child Jesus. Their gifts represented the three major roles that Jesus fulfilled. The gold represents his authority as king of heaven and earth, the frankincense represents his role as Israel’s decisive […]

Satisfy Your Wonderlust

David Miller, M.Div., is a preacher, writer, blogger, fundraiser, and a priest in the Episcopal Church. He is a devoted husband, loving father, and great man of faith (in progress).

Looking for something? Whether we know it or not, we all “lust” after the things we want.      Think about the chorus from this song:   Cause we are living in a material world And I am a material girl You know that we are living in a material world And I am a material […]

Hear Their Cries

I hear their cries calling out to me. They need our help. I can see the villages burning. The people being sacked, murdered, raped, And pillaged. The Janjaweed on horseback wield their swords On all the people in their path. Arab attacks Black. Muslim against Muslim. No one can stop them. The government lets it […]

Learning About Real Love

Many of the children growing up in the sewage-lined dirt alleyways of African slums will be sexually violated by a relative or married off at a disgustingly young age to support the family. AIDS runs rampant through these slums. In 2004, I had the privilege of visiting the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya on a […]

Encountering a City of Contrasts

Arequipa is a city with two sides: one extremely poor and another bustling and developed.  All we had experienced in Arequipa previous to this trip was the first side of the city.  This year, however, we got to see the other side. Extremely Poor The first side of Arequipa we were introduced to was its […]

Hear Their Cries

I hear their cries calling out to me. They need our help. I can see the villages burning. The people being sacked, murdered, raped, And pillaged. The Janjaweed on horseback wield their swords On all the people in their path. Arab attacks Black. Muslim against Muslim. No one can stop them. The government lets it […]

A Vision of Beauty

Teaching on the book of Revelation has stirred up my love for people from other cultures.  I love to share with others God’s vision for his people.  These following verses describe the people of God. They are from every nation, every tribe, every people group, and they speak every language. After this I looked, and there […]