Hello and welcome to Epiphany Road! I’m pastor Rob Taylor. I am an IT Systems Manager with Fort Myers Beach Public Library, an Air Force Veteran, and an ordained Lutheran pastor. At 21 years old I had a radical spiritual awakening to the God of Israel and have been studying in both Christian and Jewish circles ever since. I continue to actively study the Bible, as well as the Early Church Fathers, and history. I have studied at the Community College of the Air Force for my Associates Degree, at Kent State University for my B.A. and MLIS, and at Concordia Lutheran Seminary and Ashland Theological Seminary for my M.Div. I am a singer/songwriter and guitarist.
The great truth in life is that there are two paths in life to follow. The God of Israel gave to his chosen people, and to the world through Moses, the path of life, blessings and curses. The very 1st Psalm of the Bible explains the two paths in a simple manner and the difference between the two. During the life of Jesus of Nazareth, he himself never wrote anything down on paper, but after his life, the first writings by his disciples is a book called “The Didache.” The first line of this book reads, “The teaching of the Lord to the Gentiles (or Nations) by the twelve apostles,” and has three main sections dealing with Christian ethics, rituals such as baptism and the Eucharist, and Church organization. The book is thought to be the oldest instruction in Christian life and reveals how Jewish Christians saw themselves and how they adapted their practice for Gentile Christians. The first line of the book’s instruction reads, “There are two ways, one of life and one of death; but a great difference between the two ways.” You can read the book’s text here.
This means that life is a spiritual journey we each travel on one of two paths, and from it’s darkest moments to the most glorious, we are all on that road together. The road is spiritual, and we are each at a different place along that spiritual road. Like any road, then, there are wonders to be seen, dangers to be avoided, and lessons to be learned.
I have found my path as a student and a follower of Jesus, the Son of Man, called the Christ, who taught the path of faith that leads to life, and I seek to emulate him and his teachings. I don’t claim to be an expert, I am but a disciple, and I offer my experiences and understanding so that others may be helped in their situations and understanding. If I have helped, I am grateful.
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So welcome and may you be blessed along the way!