Tag Archives: Following Jesus

Will we follow Holy Spirit or our confirmation bias?

One of the challenges for us as followers of Jesus during this pandemic is maintaining a vibrant faith while not being able to meet in the normal way. This is why I believe God is re-training us during this season … Continue reading

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Today

As we end one year (and decade) and begin a new one, our thoughts naturally go toward reflecting on our past and planning our future. But we only have “today.” The present is the only reality there is. We are … Continue reading

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“You are gods”

The exchange between Jesus and the Jewish leaders in John 10:22-37 has always been an interesting one to me, although on the surface, it seems rather cryptic. The leaders accused Jesus of claiming to be God and He answers them … Continue reading

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God’s glory revealed in a Dallas courtroom

I don’t usually talk about current events but what happened last week was so remarkable that we shouldn’t let its lesson to us slip into the past so easily. Brandt Jean’s embrace of his brother’s killer, former Dallas police officer, … Continue reading

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Letting Jesus study me

I’ve been doing devotional reading of the Bible for over 18 years now. What I mean is, I’ve been letting the God of the Word study me. For the 20-some years before that, I studied the Bible. I only bring … Continue reading

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Surrender: the key to greater revelation

One key to receiving greater revelation from God is found in cultivating a heart of surrender. You’ll begin to hear God speak more clearly through His Word and indwelling Spirit. But the main issue of surrender is not so much … Continue reading

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Your greatest enemy is…

Believe it or not, our greatest enemy is probably not the devil. At least, not directly. We already know about him and his evil intent. We watch and pray and take authority over his actions as believers. But something much … Continue reading

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Kierkegaard: Reintroducing Christianity into Western Culture

Søren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher in the early to mid-19th century. What’s interesting to me is that he predicted the cultural Christian problem we have even to this day and talked about how to reintroduce genuine Christianity back into … Continue reading

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Hitler and what it means to be a (real) Christian

I thought the following comment was particularly good in answering the absurd notion that Hitler was a Christian. I’ve talked about this before here. But this comment comes from a post titled, “Dinner with Hitler and Other Moral Issues.” The … Continue reading

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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

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