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Subversive Jesus

In my last post, I said that Jesus explains God to us. If we want to know what God is like, we look at Jesus. Whatever is not like Jesus is not like God. And when we do look to Jesus we … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ: Savior of the world – Part Five

When a child is afraid of his or her own father it’s an indication of serious abuse. Sadly, the “fear of the Lord” looks more like “afraid of God” for many Jesus-loving Christians. This is part five of my Easter series, “Jesus Christ: Savior of the World.” We’ve … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ: Savior of the world – Part Four

“When anyone steps out of the system and tells the truth, lives the truth, that person enables everyone else to peer behind the curtain too.” (Walter Wink, Engaging the Powers, Kindle loc. 1460) We’ve been pulling back the curtain on … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ: Savior of the world – Part Three

How is religion part of “this world” that Jesus came to save us from, and where did this whole counterfeit construct come from? This is part three in my series where we’re looking at these three questions: What does the New Testament mean by “world?” What does … Continue reading

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About ideology, demagoguery, and contemplation

This recent video from John Crowder is not really about Trump, American politics, immigration, antichrists, or whatever we think we should be for or against. It’s about something far more important, and it pretty much sums up my own thoughts. Regardless of what you think of … Continue reading

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Leaving religion to follow Christ – Part five

Jesus came to bring an end to religion, calling us away from our transactional relationship with God that keeps Him at a distance, and freely offer Him our hearts instead. This is all God ever wanted from the beginning, and Jesus came to make it possible. This … Continue reading

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Leaving religion to follow Christ – Part four

When Jesus told the people of Galilee to “repent” (change your mindset) for the kingdom of God is here (Mark 1:15), He was talking to people who already obeyed the Law, so He wasn’t telling them to start behaving themselves. He was … Continue reading

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Leaving religion to follow Christ – Part one

I mentioned in “The dynamic flow of the Trinitarian life” that we cannot bring our dualistic “good and evil” knowledge with us when we come to God. We must leave that Tree behind and learn to eat from the Tree of Life, letting go of our … Continue reading

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Incarnation is about restoration

If we were to properly celebrate Christ’s saving work, we would start on Christmas day and end on Easter! For our salvation is not confined to Calvary, but begins with a birth in Bethlehem.

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God so loved – Part two

If God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, why do we say He’s angry with sinners? And in what way did He save us? We’ll continue looking at what is probably the most famous verse … Continue reading

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