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.

Fear and Loathing

“For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don’t belong to darkness and night.” 1 Thess. 5:5 A year before I received Christ as my Savior, I was hospitalized in a U.S. Army psychiatric ward.  My uniform … Continue reading

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Feet Finders, [Intimacy]

One of the more amazing studies you can do in the New Testament (Matthew-Revelation) are the people who found themselves at the feet of Jesus. Actually there is probably more than you think. There are some common dynamics that take … Continue reading

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Nothing But the Blood

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7, NIV At first glance the Old Testament is a … Continue reading

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Scorched, But Deeply Loved

“Then Jesus said to Peter, “Go away from me, Satan! You are not helping me! You don’t care about the things of God, but only about the things people think are important.” Matt. 16:23, NCV Principles of the Kingdom will … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Being Job

One of the most intriguing characters in the Bible is Job. Tempted and accused, ignored and maligned– he maintained a faith in God’s goodness when hell wanted to destroy him. His goodness should not be questioned oe diminished. “In the land of … Continue reading

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A Doubting Faith

“”Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” “He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can … Continue reading

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Relapsing [Without Being a Moron About It]

 A Bumpy Road: Dealing with Relapse There may not ever be a last episode, but there are ways to fend off and mitigate the next one. By Jodi Helmer Doctors never talked to Elly L. about RELAPSE. Although she was … Continue reading

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