Category Archives: Quotes

Quote: Increasing joy means letting some things go

“It’s difficult to go after the Kingdom of God without joy. Joy is one-third of the Kingdom (Rom.14:17). And the higher you go in joy, the more things you can’t take with you…like comparison, offendibility, a critical spirit, shame, and … Continue reading

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Quotes: René Girard

“Christianity is a founding murder in reverse, which illuminates what has to remain hidden to produce ritual, sacrificial religions.” ― Battling to the End: Conversations with Benoit Chantre “The commandment that prohibits desiring the goods of one’s neighbor attempts to … Continue reading

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Quotes: on theological idolatry

“If Jesus and God are one, and if to know Jesus is to know God (John 8:19), then any conception of God that doesn’t look like Jesus is an idol.” ~ Michael Hardin, The Jesus-Driven Life, (Kindle loc. 955) “Jesus … Continue reading

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Quotes: Live life

“Evil is “live” spelled backwards” ~ Michael Hardin “A thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy. But I came to give life—life that is full and good.” ~ Jesus

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Quotes: the trouble with truth

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it’s ridiculed. Second, it’s violently opposed. Third, it’s accepted as being self-evident.” ~ Arthur Shopenhauer “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if … Continue reading

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Ignatius of Antioch: first century grace preacher

Some seem to think that the current controversy over the teaching of grace is new. Actually, it’s the oldest in Christianity. Starting with Paul’s chastisement of the foolish Galatians for accepting “another gospel,” a poisonous mixture of law and grace (Gal.1:6-9; 3:1-5), church … Continue reading

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The remarkable supernatural life of St. Patrick

If the legends are even partially true about St. Patrick (c.389-461), he was a remarkable missionary who moved in supernatural signs and wonders. I shared that St. Patrick was known as a man who raises dead people in a post last year. … Continue reading

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When we stop listening to their stories

As of this writing, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are both serious contenders for their respective political parties. Whether their popularity continues or not, what’s interesting to me is that you could not get a starker contrast in candidates.

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He loves me…He loves me not?

I’ve talked about God’s unconditional love before on this blog. and I also put something about this in my book, Sonshift. I would like to share an excerpt here. What I find ironic is that, while God is love, this … Continue reading

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Sinking deeper and the process of knowing God

God’s love is like an endless ocean, with no bottom or shores (Thank you, Jonathan Helser!) Our problem, as finite beings, is that we can only understand God in finite terms. When we say things like “endless ocean” we have no … Continue reading

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