Tag Archives: Kingdom of God

Pursue doing what is beautiful

It’s a major understatement to say 2020 is a unique year. The cultural atmosphere is full of fear of the present and anxiety over the future. But it’s not unique or scary for Jesus’ Church. Actually, this is rather mild … Continue reading

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Walking in practical Kingdom realities

I’ve shared before that God’s righteousness is not defined by rule-keeping but by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. He defines what righteous living looks like, not the religious nut-jobs thumping people over the head with their Bibles. And … Continue reading

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Following Jesus versus Identity Politics

I shared last week why I’m not political. What I really don’t like about politics is what it’s become, especially in what’s been dubbed, “identity politics.” I don’t like it when it comes from either the political left or right. … Continue reading

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On tolerance

I’ll be out of town for a few days and will continue my series, “The classical argument of God” when I get back. For now, I wanted to share a grace perspective on tolerance, adapted from Larry Osborne’s book,  Thriving … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Subversive Kingdom – Part Thirteen

God is, first and foremost, about relationship. There has never been a time when God was alone, nor has He ever done anything alone. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was … 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 … 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. … Continue reading

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Jesus’ teachings we don’t really believe

It’s interesting to me how much we love Jesus but don’t really want to do what He taught. Oh, we try to obey our favorite verses, but truth be told, some of Jesus’ teachings are so subversive that they’re embarrassing to us. … Continue reading

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My thoughts on freedom and love

Can there be true freedom without love? I asked you to think about that last week, and maybe share your thoughts if you would like. I will share some of mine here. What does freedom look like in the context … Continue reading

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Motherhood and God

As we celebrate Mother’s Day, here’s something to ponder. Did you realize that we have a “Mom” in the triune Godhead? I was reading Paul’s blog (Just Me Being Curious) post, “Unconditional Love at its best,” where he said this…

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