Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

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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True Power

Everything today is about power. But we seem to want the powerless kind—through control, clever manipulation, deceit, bullying, political factions, etc. For example, as the Time Magazine article admitted (that I talked about here), “Every attempt to interfere with the … Continue reading

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The best spiritual vaccine against deception

Since Coronavirus has been sweeping through our nation and the world in 2020, I thought it would be good for us to look at a deadly virus of another kind—deception—and the best spiritual vaccine we have against it. This “virus” … Continue reading

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Walking out our redemption

Graham Cooke said, “We’re saved once, but we get redeemed from our old ways every single day! We’re learning how to be a new creation.” This is critically important to understand if we’re going to walk in what God intends … Continue reading

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Holy Lust!

We were created by God to seek pleasure and follow our desires. I wrote about this in my post, “Smartphones, addictions, joy, and pleasure,” so I won’t belabor that here, only to say that it’s a stoic delusion to think … Continue reading

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Why sheep hear His voice

Why did Jesus say that His sheep will hear His voice and follow Him? What is it about being sheep that makes us hear His voice?  I’ve already talked about this here, but I want to bring up another important … Continue reading

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How can we know God?

In The Naturalist’s Dilemma, I used a video of C.S. Lewis’s famous 1961 article, “Finding Shakespeare” to explain the problem we have with trying to find God in this world. In other words, how would Hamlet find Shakespeare since he … 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.

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The Nativity mystery | Karl Barth

“The nativity mystery “conceived from the Holy Spirit and born from the Virgin Mary,” means, that God became human, truly human out of his own grace. The miracle of the existence of Jesus, his “climbing down of God” is: Holy … Continue reading

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Mothers: God’s glory uniquely on display

This broken world definitely needs to see a God who comforts and nurtures and protects and loves. But what if all these things about God are seen uniquely through mothers? I think they are! There’s nothing like a mother’s love. … Continue reading

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