Category Archives: Heaven on earth

About ideology, demagoguery, and contemplation

This recent video from John Crowder is not really about Trump, American politics, immigration, antichrists, or whatever we think we should be for or against. It’s about something far more important, and it pretty much sums up my own thoughts. Regardless of what you think of … Continue reading

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What IS so funny ’bout peace, love, and understanding?

We’re most certainly living in troubled times…with terrorist threats, violent civil unrest, and deeply divided polarization on issues. But this is exactly when Jesus’s Church should shine the brightest, rather than being part of the problem. But the only way we’re going to … Continue reading

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Leaving religion to follow Christ – Part five

Jesus came to bring an end to religion, calling us away from our transactional relationship with God that keeps Him at a distance, and freely offer Him our hearts instead. This is all God ever wanted from the beginning, and Jesus came to make it possible. This … Continue reading

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There is a River

You and I are in the River of God right now…or should I say, the River is in us. We no longer have to pray for God to “rend the heavens and come down” because Jesus came down, and we live under an open … Continue reading

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Happiness or joy?

What if we decided to pursue joy instead of happiness? Happiness (happen-ness) depends on your circumstances. The pursuit of happiness is dependent on something outside of yourself.  When things go well, we’re happy; when they go badly, we’re not happy. 

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The dynamic flow of the Trinitarian life

All of creation spins and flows to the dynamic rhythm of the Divine Dance of God, echoing the very nature of the Trinitarian life. When you start to see yourself in this divine flow between the Father, Son, and Spirit, everything changes in … Continue reading

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Are things getting better or worse?

Or should I say, are things getting worse…or better? As we enter another new year I would like us to ponder our assumptions about the time we’re living in.

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