Category Archives: Identity

Taste and See!

We’re currently living in a time when the ubiquitous influence of Christianity that under-girded Western culture for a millennia has become a thing of history. But I would be quick to add, this is not necessarily a bad thing, because … Continue reading

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When self-love becomes other-centered

We all understand that self-love—where everything and everyone must orbit around one’s narcissistic milieu—is a bad character trait. But in knowing this we also risk confusing this self-centered love with the self-love that’s critically important to following Christ. This form … Continue reading

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Cultivating a Communion Lifestyle

“For some reason, religious people tend to confuse the means with the actual goal. In the beginning, you tend to think that God really cares about your exact posture, the exact day of the week for public prayer, the authorship … Continue reading

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The foundation of our true identity

Knowing our true identity is one of the most important things we can know as human beings. Not knowing who we really are leads to powerless and ineffectual living. We will live without transcendent purpose and hope. And a foundational … Continue reading

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Why sheep hear His voice

Why did Jesus say that His sheep will hear His voice and follow Him? What is it about being sheep that makes us hear His voice?  I’ve already talked about this here, but I want to bring up another important … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ is how we understand ourselves

Last time we saw that Jesus Christ is how we understand God. Now we’re going to see how Jesus reveals who we truly are in Him. This is important because how we see ourselves affects everything we think about and … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ is how we understand God

Bill Johnson once succinctly stated that Jesus Christ is perfect theology. That maxim has informed my understanding of the nature of God for many years.  It’s been a reoccurring theme on this blog. The implications are profound and transformational, but … Continue reading

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