Two Types of Knowing

“There are two types of knowing: intellectual and experiential. The first is an indirect form of knowing that entails conceptual models. The second is a form of direct, intuitive knowing by experiencing the truth of what is known. Only experiential knowing has transformative impact.”  Continue reading

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This is How I Fight My Battles

This is a very simple chorus but very powerful in meaning. The song, “Surrounded,” is performed by Michael W. Smith from his latest album by the same title, but it’s written by Ellysa Smith from Upper Room, a worship and prayer ministry based in Dallas, TX.  Continue reading

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Christ, the Cosmic Mind, and Consciousness

How’s that for a crazy title! This post is a follow up from my last post on worldviews.   You will no doubt think this entire post is crazy, but if you take some time to study it out, it might actually start to make sense.

Today, I want to share some thoughts about ontology as it relates to Christology and consciousness.  Continue reading

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What’s your worldview?

In my last post, I gave two very different worldviews and asked which one appeals to you. The first one was from Richard Dawkins, which represented a naturalist worldview. The second one was from C. Baxter Kruger, which represented a Christian Trinitarian worldview.  Continue reading

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Two worldviews for consideration

The Oxford Dictionary defines a worldview as: “A particular philosophy of life or conception of the world.” We all have one whether we realize it or not.

I have given two worldviews here (below) that represent two diametrically opposed views. The first one (Richard Dawkins) represents a naturalist worldview. The second one (C. Baxter Kruger) represents a Christian worldview. Continue reading

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Thoughts about ending well

The end of the year tends to be both a time of reflection and anticipation. We look back at where we’ve been and look forward to where we intend to go.

This is the 61st year-end for me, and as my life gets closer to the finish line, the important things, and not so important things, become more clear to me. And one of those important things is ending well.  Continue reading

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Why Jesus? Part Four

Eternal life is not a legal transaction, it’s an invitation into a transformational relationship. The invite is for us to participate in Christ’s very own life. We must make the distinction here between the Christian “religion” (ritualistic observation) and actually following Christ.

This is the fourth and final installment on this Christmas version of “Why Jesus?Continue reading

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