Category Archives: Grace

Jesus’ Subversive Kingdom – Part Thirteen

God is, first and foremost, about relationship. There has never been a time when God was alone, nor has He ever done anything alone. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was … Continue reading

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Religion vs. following Jesus

Religion is about us inviting God into our life; following Jesus is about Him inviting us into His life. I don’t believe in religion.

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Jesus’ Subversive Kingdom – Part Ten

“He needs to pay for what he did…” she said almost under her breath. Others in the room nodded in agreement. I just sat there dumbfounded. This was a very difficult counseling session about 15 years ago concerning a young adult man who … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Subversive Kingdom – Part Eight

If our discipleship methods don’t reach the whole person—spirit, soul, and body—it’s not discipleship according to Jesus. If we only train our brain without dealing with what’s going in our soul, we won’t experience the freedom Jesus came to give us. What’s so subversive about this is that

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The New Testament do-over

It should not be lost on us that the gospel writers intended to portray Jesus’ birth, death, and resurrection as a cosmic do-over. The similarity between how the Gospels begin and Genesis 1:1 is stunning. Let’s briefly see how.

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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

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Why didn’t Jesus get it?

Here’s an irony of all ironies. Jesus was killed by the people who were waiting for Him to come and save. They killed Him because He didn’t look or act like the Messiah of their theology. And since He didn’t … Continue reading

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