Category Archives: Sonship

Why religion won’t bring us joy

I’ve shared before that religion is about us inviting God into our life; following Jesus is about Him inviting us into His life.  I’m using the term “religion” rather narrowly here. I’m talking about ritualistic practices we follow in our attempt … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom, Grace, Love, Sonship | Tagged , , , , , | 13 Comments

Why we should always be thankful

Since it’s Thanksgiving holiday this week (in the US), here’s a good message (video clip below) by Bill Johnson about the virtue of thankfulness. I want share some things from that clip and add my own thoughts about why we … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Sonship | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Why does God create?

First of all, to dogmatically assert we really know anything about God that He doesn’t reveal to us would be the ultimate in pretentious hubris. The finite mind can no more fathom the infinite Source of Being than Hamlet could … Continue reading

Posted in Father Heart of God, Love, Sonship | Tagged , , , , , | 96 Comments

More real that the ground I’m standing on

I’ve talked a lot about God and science and faith, so I thought I would briefly talk about what faith means to me. One line in a song says it all for me, “You’re more real than the ground I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Heaven on earth, Identity, Love, Sonship, Worship | Tagged , , , , , | 15 Comments

A life of responsiveness

Our life in Christ is a life of responsiveness. As Paul had to tell the religious and spiritually imature Corinthians, “What do you have that you did not receive?” (1 Cor.4:7). As I’ve said before (quoting C. Baxter Kruger), “Religion … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Freedom, Grace, Love, Sonship | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

About Following Christ

I get asked from time to time by atheists and skeptics why I make a distinction between following Christ and Christianity, or religion. To be clear, I do consider myself a Christian. The problem is that it’s a loaded word … Continue reading

Posted in Grace, Identity, Sonship | Tagged , , , | 15 Comments

The Invitation

Salvation is not so much about making a decision as it is about accepting an invitation. But what are we being invited to? It’s not about going to heaven or avoiding hell. Heaven is only heaven because of who’s there. … Continue reading

Posted in Father Heart of God, Grace, Sonship | Tagged , , , , | 26 Comments