Hello and welcome to Epiphany Road! I’m pastor Robbie Taylor. I am an IT Systems Manager with the 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 that began my spiritual walk. I continue to actively study the Bible, as well as the writings of the Early Church Fathers, study Hebrew, Greek and Church 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 also singer/songwriter and guitarist.
The great truth in life is that there are two spiritual roads that we may travel. One that leads to death eternal and one that leads to life everlasting. The very 1st Psalm of the Bible explains these two paths in a simple manner and the difference between the two. Jesus of Nazareth, whom the Father had sent, taught the spiritual path that leads to life everlasting. We don’t know if Jesus himself ever wrote anything down. After his life on this earth, however, the first writings by his disciples are contained in a booklet called, “The Didache,” with a subtitle of, “The teaching of the Lord to the Gentiles (or Nations) by the twelve apostles.” It 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 the first disciples saw themselves and practiced their faith. 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.
According to the Didache, then, in life there are two spiritual roads that we may travel. One that leads to death and one that leads to life. Jesus of Nazareth, whom the Father had sent, taught the spiritual path that leads to life everlasting. He has shown the way and calls us to follow in his footsteps.
I also seek to travel the spiritual path of life as a student and a follower of Jesus, the Son of Man, and I seek to emulate him and his teachings. I don’t claim to be perfect, an expert, or a judge. I am 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. The purpose of the Epiphany Road Network is to help others along the spiritual road of life.
So welcome and may you be blessed along the way!
Pastor Robbie F Taylor