666

666

I recently returned from a 7-day float trip down the Arolik River in remote Western Alaska. Well, it was a 6-day trip because we could not get out on the first day due to inclement weather. It was quite the adventure though!  We flew into Bethel, Alaska, and were taken out by float plane to…

To Trust or Not to Trust

To Trust or Not to Trust

Do you ever wonder if God is really in control of everything? Does He really possess and manifest attributes like omniscience (He knows everything), omnipresence (He is everywhere at once), and omnipotence (He has power and authority over everything in the universe)? I think if we are honest, we easily start to doubt God’s capabilities…

After Jerusalem Fell

After Jerusalem Fell

Tomorrow is Tuesday, national election day, and I am looking forward to all that will unfold—good, bad, and ugly—about as much as when I had to get eye surgery. Due to a hereditary condition, I needed a corneal graft—a tissue transplant—a few years ago. I said at the time that the words “eye,” “surgery,” and…

Two Days Longer

Two Days Longer

The inability to wait, or to be patient, has its roots in “self-worship”. I know none of us believe we worship ourselves, but when we want something, we usually want it now, mostly because, we just want it now.  If we don’t get what we want, especially concerning our relationships with others, we tend to…

Changing Direction

Changing Direction

Our family was so excited to attend the wedding of our very good friend.  We had to drive to Soldotna, a trip that takes roughly 3 hours from our home in Anchorage.  In true Karlberg fashion by the time the whole tribe was cleaned, loaded up, and on the road the estimated time of arrival…

He Chose Us

He Chose Us

The doctrine (teaching) of election is one of the most highly contested doctrines of Scripture. That God in eternity past, before time began, chose the individuals who would be the recipients of His grace. God predestined us for adoption into His eternal family before the world existed. This truth resounds throughout Scripture and yet is…

Big Storm, Bigger God

Big Storm, Bigger God

As many of you may know, I am actively pursuing seminary training through The Master’s Seminary (TMS) Distance location program we have at AGC. I have been much blessed to benefit from this offering, and I trust I have become a better pastor/teacher. I still have a long way to go to graduate, but I…