Category Archives: Freedom

Mighty Hand | Jon Thurlow

This is a song we’ve been singing recently that has so resonated with us. It comes from Jon Thurlow’s album, “Heat of Your Gaze.” God is setting His beloved free from her transactional prodigal religion of fear, where inheritance means … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom, Identity, Love, Sonship, Worship | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Apologetics and deconverting from atheism

Recently, I’ve found myself plunged into the unfamiliar world of apologetics and interaction with atheists. While I do understand the arguments, it’s just never been that important to me. It started with my blogging friend from across the pond, Paul … Continue reading

Posted in Christian apologetics, Freedom | Tagged , , , , , | 179 Comments

Does evil come from God?

In a word, no. If you need an explanation, read on. This subject came up in a discussion at Insanitybyte’s blog with her post, “Mirrors and Conundrums,” which included fellow believers and an atheist.  This is a vast subject which I will only be able to briefly … Continue reading

Posted in Doctrine, Freedom, Love, Theology | Tagged , , , , , | 21 Comments

The War Is Over

“The war is over. His love has come, to call us daughters and sons. No longer orphans without a home; we have found where we belong.” These are some of the lyrics of Josh Baldwin’s song, “The War Is Over” … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom, Identity, Sonship, Worship | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Jesus’ Subversive Kingdom – Part Five

Jesus’ teachings are subversive because they represent a total inversion of what is commonly praised in our culture. He reveals two kingdoms in sharp contrast. It’s a ” first shall be last and the last shall be first” paradigm that confounds the wise and eludes the proud. … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom, Heaven on earth, Sonship | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Jesus’ Subversive Kingdom – Part Four

It should be of interest to us that we never hear Jesus say, “Repeat this prayer after Me and you’ll be saved.” He simply said, “Follow Me.” Our life in Christ is just that…a new and very different life than the one we … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom, Heaven on earth, Reformation, Sonship | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

The sheer brilliance of Jesus and His overcoming life

I agree with writers like Dallas Willard (Divine Conspiracy) who’ve said that Jesus’ teachings are the most brilliant in human history.  Especially what’s been dubbed the “Sermon On the Mount” (Matthew 5 – 7). This teaching goes beyond mere behavior modification or … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Freedom, Grace, Identity | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments