Author Archives: Pastor Bryan Lowe

About Pastor Bryan Lowe

A repentant rascal with definite issues, but who is seeking to be authentic in his faith to Jesus Christ. An avid reader and a hopeful writer. Husband and father. A pastor and Bible teacher. A brain tumor survivor. Diagnosed with clinical depression, epilepsy, and now disabled. Enjoys life, such as it is, in Alaska.

Led Aside by Jesus, [Consideration]

“He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man’s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, “Do you see anything?” –Mark 8:23, NIV Here I can … Continue reading

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Version Choices, [Your Bible]

  Word-for-word is a literal translation from the original languages. Thought-for-thought is considering context in English to translate. Paraphrase is meant to convey a throughly modern language translation. What are you looking for in your Bible? Personally I use an … Continue reading

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Is Mania A Spiritual Experience? [Bipolar]

by Chris Cole I was eighteen years old when I first experienced acute manic psychosis. I had just arrived at the University of Georgia for my freshman fall semester when I suddenly had what seemed like a profound spiritual awakening. … Continue reading

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What is it for you to be a Christian? –J.R. Miller

What is it for you to be a Christian? We ought to seek to gather in this world — treasure that we can carry with us through death’s gates, and into the eternal world. We should strive to build into … Continue reading

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So You Wanna Go Back to Egypt?

  God has always wanted to lead His people. I think that He is almost catatonic with joy when we allow Him to do this. Throughout the ages, and all through Israel’s history, we see Him reaching out to people, … Continue reading

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The Time is Ripe, [Ascension Truths]

9 After saying this, he was taken up into a cloud while they were watching, and they could no longer see him. 10 As they strained to see him rising into heaven, two white-robed men suddenly stood among them. Acts 1:9-10 Look … Continue reading

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Judas Iscariot, Matthew 27:3-10

This is a chapter from my book, “They Met Jesus: Stories from the Gospels.” Hope you like it! Chapter 37 Judas Iscariot, Matthew 27:3-10 3 When Judas, who had betrayed him, realized that Jesus had been condemned to die, he was … Continue reading

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