Pastor’s Blog

The 2018 School of Prophets Conference is Finally Here!

The 2018 School of Prophets at Shiloh is finally here! We are so excited for this much anticipated time together. Although the conference doesn’t officially start until Thursday, we are already seeing new faces around campus. Many from churches in The Living Word Fellowship come out early in order to help prepare for this time…

The Hope of the Sheaf of the First Fruits

Sometimes we overlook this small but significant feast called the “Sheaf of the First Fruits” that occurs around the time of Passover. I asked Dr. Buckingham, a dean at Shiloh University, to write about what is significant about this feast for us. Sometimes I think about our constant efforts to purify our lives (“unleavened bread”).…

Celebrating a Sabbath Meal Together

On the second Friday of every month Shiloh gathers as a community to celebrate the Sabbath together. Our Sabbath meal draws from the rich heritage of our Jewish brothers and sisters who have taught us the importance of God’s rest and of the blessing that is available every week. An Orthodox Jewish family celebrates the…

Expectations for Our Trip to Israel

I was privileged enough to travel to Israel in May of 2017 through a partnership with Shiloh University and The Living Word Fellowship. It was an amazing time of learning, meeting new people, and seeing sites that I’ve read about in the Bible. Upon coming home I’ve been enthusiastically showing photos and telling stories of…

Thank God for the Mundane

When I come before the Lord in thanksgiving, I’m often challenged in what to give thanks for. It seems preposterous and ungrateful of me to not be able to easily come up with a list, but I think I’m just conditioned to only look for those things that cross a certain threshold of blessing. Perhaps…

Young Adult School of Prophets – YASP 2017

One of the amazing things about the Shiloh School of Prophets is all the help that comes in from other churches in The Living Word Fellowship to help lead various aspects of the conference. Dani Oliveira, pastor of Hale O Nā Kāula in Maui, Hawaii, has come as part of the leadership team overseeing our…

A Walk of Trust

The ideas of faith and trust are related concepts but have distinct differences. We relate to faith as a substance, something that we can obtain and use. Trust, on the other hand, is a state of being that is directed towards another. It involves a relationship with the one you are trusting. Instead of something…

Christ Ends Your Mistrust

Adam openly walked with God in the garden. There was a closeness and intimacy of trust that existed between them. But at some point, satan interjected mistrust into the relationship, accusing God saying, “has God said?” (Gen. 3:1).