Category Archives: Quotes

Quotes: the real problem is idolatry – N.T. Wright

“In most popular Christianity, “heaven” (and “fellowship with God” in the present) is the goal, and “sin” (bad behavior, deserving punishment) is the problem. A Platonized goal and a moralizing diagnosis—and together they lead, as I have been suggesting, to … Continue reading

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This pretty much says it all | Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I would like to post a lengthy quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer. This comes from his classic book, Ethics. I saw this quote in William Paul Young’s latest book, “Lies We Believe about God.” I’m posting this because it not only fits my … Continue reading

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Wm. Paul Young, C.S. Lewis, and my own “Shack” encounter

This post isn’t meant to convince you to see the movie, The Shack. As I said last time, make up your own mind. I also believe you don’t have to agree with everything in the movie or book to derive benefit from it. But what I … Continue reading

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Why you should see The Shack

My wife and I went to see The Shack  last Saturday. No spoilers here if you read the book, but I will say that if you loved the book you’ll love the movie. On the other hand, if you’ve already … Continue reading

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Sonshift study – Chapter Three (part one)

This is the third installment of our discussion with my book, Sonshift: Everything Changes in the Father’s Embrace.” This week, we’ll start looking at chapter three titled, “Disciple Shift.” Since this chapter includes a wider range of topics I will cover it in two parts. Again, I … Continue reading

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Finding our life in prayer

I’ve been reading some books by Sadhu Sundar Singh, an Indian Christian missionary. If you haven’t heard of him before, Singh was born into a Sikh family in the village of Rampur Kataania, Ludhiana (Punjab state) in northern India.  According to … Continue reading

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The Nativity mystery | Karl Barth

“The nativity mystery “conceived from the Holy Spirit and born from the Virgin Mary,” means, that God became human, truly human out of his own grace. The miracle of the existence of Jesus, his “climbing down of God” is: Holy … Continue reading

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