Sonshift Study – Chapter Nine

We’re now ready for chapter nine in our discussion on my book, Sonshift: Everything Changes in the Father’s Embrace. Today, we’ll be looking at “Heaven Shift.”

I invite you to respond to some or all of these questions. Also, please give additional comments on the chapter that my questions don’t address.  My only rules are that you’ve actually read the chapter and that your answers are brief.  Okay, here we go! Continue reading

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Awake My Soul

Father of the mountains, shepherd of the sea.
Author of the questions that are hidden in me.
A voice out on the water. A whisper in the trees.
A longing to believe.
Awake my soul, awake my soul.
Like a river you will flow, like a river you will flow.
I see you in the sunlight. I feel you in the breeze.
I hear you in the silence and the mystery.
So open up my heart. I’m longing to believe.
Teach me to receive.
Awake my soul, awake my soul.
Like a river you will flow, like a river you will flow. *

The words to this song are my morning prayer. They resonate within me, putting language to my desire for the Lover of my soul to reveal the “questions hidden in me.”  Continue reading

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Jesus’ Subversive Kingdom – Part Two

Jesus’ first message was “The time has come, and God’s kingdom is near. Change the way you think and act, and believe the Good News.” (Mark 1:15 GV *)

The time had come for the “Kingdom of the heavens” (as Matthew puts it) to invade the kingdom of darkness on this earth and Continue reading

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Jesus’ Subversive Kingdom – Part One

The moment Jesus “opened His mouth” (Matt.5:2) the Beast was exposed. When Jesus taught the people, the “god of this world” was “weighed in the balances and found wanting.”  When Jesus entered the human stage, nothing would remain as it was before. His subversive kingdom had arrived at long last. Continue reading

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Sonshift Study – Chapter Eight

This is the ninth installment of our discussion on my book, Sonshift: Everything Changes in the Father’s Embrace. Today, we’ll be looking at chapter eight titled, “Faith Shift.”

I invite you to respond to some or all of these questions. Also, please give additional comments on the chapter that my questions don’t address.  My only rules are that you’ve actually read the chapter and that your answers are brief.  Okay, here we go! Continue reading

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The New Testament do-over

It should not be lost on us that the gospel writers intended to portray Jesus’ birth, death, and resurrection as a cosmic do-over. The similarity between how the Gospels begin and Genesis 1:1 is stunning. Let’s briefly see how. Continue reading

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The sheer brilliance of Jesus and His overcoming life

I agree with writers like Dallas Willard (Divine Conspiracywho’ve said that Jesus’ teachings are the most brilliant in human history.  Especially what’s been dubbed the “Sermon On the Mount” (Matthew 5 – 7). This teaching goes beyond mere behavior modification or inspirational platitudes. It deals with the deep issues that haunt the human soul and often leaves relational wreckage in its wake.  Continue reading

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