Sonshift Study – Chapter Five

This is the sixth week of our discussion on my book, Sonshift: Everything Changes in the Father’s Embrace. Today, we’ll be looking at chapter five titled, “Love Shift.”

Each Monday, I give a brief overview of a chapter from my book, followed by a series of questions. I invite you to respond to some or all of these questions, or give additional comments on the chapter that my questions don’t address.  My only rules are that you’ve actually read the chapter and that your answers are brief.  Okay, off we go! Continue reading

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This pretty much says it all | Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I would like to post a lengthy quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer. This comes from his classic book, Ethics. I saw this quote in William Paul Young’s latest book, “Lies We Believe about God.”

I’m posting this because it not only fits my current series, “Jesus Christ: Savior of the World,” but it pretty much sums up my theology. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Another perspective on The Shack

Instead of posting a song this Sunday, I would like to post a recent video from John Crowder where he responds to people who wanted his perspective on the movie The Shack. I include this because of our recent discussion on the book and movie. Crowder pretty much sums up in about 16 minutes what would’ve taken me a whole series of posts to unpack on this controversial subject! Continue reading

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Jesus Christ: Savior of the world – Part Four

“When anyone steps out of the system and tells the truth, lives the truth, that person enables everyone else to peer behind the curtain too.” (Walter Wink, Engaging the Powers, Kindle loc. 1460)

We’ve been pulling back the curtain on the Beast. This is part four of my Easter series, “Jesus Christ: Savior of the World.” Today, we will finish up on the first question, “What does the New Testament mean by “world?” Continue reading

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Jesus Christ: Savior of the world – Part Three

How is religion part of “this world” that Jesus came to save us from, and where did this whole counterfeit construct come from? This is part three in my series where we’re looking at these three questions:

  • What does the New Testament mean by “world?”
  • What does it mean that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the World?
  • Why should this matter to us?

We’re still looking at the first question. If you have not read the other two parts, I suggest you do that before continuing here.  Continue reading

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Sonshift Study – Chapter Four

This is the fifth week of our discussion on my book, Sonshift: Everything Changes in the Father’s Embrace.” Today, we’ll be looking at chapter four titled, “Theology Shift.”

Each Monday, I give a brief overview of a chapter from my book, followed by a series of questions. I invite you to respond to some or all of these questions, or give additional comments on the chapter that my questions don’t address.  My only rules are that you’ve actually read the chapter and that your answers are brief.  Okay, off we go! Continue reading

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For The Sake Of The World

Since we’ve been talking about Jesus Christ, Savior of the World, I thought it would be appropriate to post this classic song from Bethel Music from their album by the same title released in 2012.

As we have seen in the series, we’re told to love the people of the world, the planet, creation, but not love the counterfeit construct that has overlaid itself on God’s good world. In other words, we’re to be “in this world but not of it.” (John 17:15). Continue reading

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