Category Archives: Freedom

A completely different perspective on freedom

Our life in Christ requires a completely different way of thinking and living, otherwise we will inevitably end up following religious systems that cannot deliver on their promises. We’ll ever be advancing in self-effort instead faith, trying to break out … Continue reading

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You are a new heavenly species!

I shared last time what Paul called “the glorious news I preach all over the world,” and described how different this is than what is typically preached today. One would have to admit our “gospel” is drastically watered down compared … Continue reading

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Heart matters

Your heart determines the direction of your life more than your head. It’s the rudder that steers the flow of your life. It determines why you do what you do.  The condition of your heart is a far greater influence … Continue reading

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Today

As we end one year (and decade) and begin a new one, our thoughts naturally go toward reflecting on our past and planning our future. But we only have “today.” The present is the only reality there is. We are … Continue reading

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Light and the Darkness

As I’ve been reading the gospel of John, I’ve noticed how much he talks about light (16 times in his gospel; 5 times in his first epistle), and this started me on a journey into the significance of light in … Continue reading

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Set free to be free

Over the years, I’ve appreciated the sheer brilliance of Jesus’ teaching in ways I cannot begin to adequately describe. It’s easy to be so effusive if one loves Jesus, but this isn’t an empty platitude for me. He not only … Continue reading

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Leaving narcissistic Christianity to follow Christ

Before I begin, I’m not using “narcissistic” here to refer to the personality disorder, but to living according to an image instead of authentically. In Greek mythology, Narcissus was cursed by Echo, making him so obsessed with his own image … Continue reading

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