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Category Archives: Heaven on earth
True worship is a response to God. It’s never coerced or required or any other such silly thing that some suppose. As Jesus told the Pharisees, if we didn’t praise Him the very rocks would cry out. Dutiful service is … Continue reading
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
The late great atheist, Christopher Hitchens, said that religion poisons everything (God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything) “…organized religion is “violent, irrational, intolerant, allied to racism, tribalism, and bigotry, invested in ignorance and hostile to free inquiry, contemptuous … Continue reading
In this world construct that we live in, you don’t believe something until you see it; with Christ’s kingdom, you won’t see anything until you believe it. Its subversive nature confounds the wise and resists the proud. By faith, not … Continue reading
“Let’s turn the Middle East into a sea of glass!” “Let’s nuke ’em back to the stone age!” I can remember saying these types of patriotic sentiments, and hearing my friends echo them, during the Iranian hostage crisis in late 1979. Later, during … Continue reading
“I swear on my saintly mother’s grave that I didn’t….” “Hope to die, I do….” Have you ever heard people say these kinds of things? Of course, we all have. They are informal vows that people make in order to add credibility to … Continue reading
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