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Jesus’ Subversive Kingdom – Part Seven

I’ve said before that the whole of Scripture is about one thing—love. But God defines this agape love as other-centered and self-giving. It literally means “good will,” which is where we get the word “benevolence” (from the Latin bene volentem: to use our volition, or … Continue reading

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Sonshift Study – Chapter Ten

This is the last chapter of my book, Sonshift: Everything Changes in the Father’s Embrace and the last week of our discussion. This chapter is called “Relation Shift.” I invite you to respond to some or all of these questions. Also, please give … Continue reading

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I will build my life upon Your love (Housefires)

Today is my birthday. I was introduced to this planet 61 years ago (on a Sunday). And like everybody else, spent the rest of my time trying to figure out why I’m here. After about 45 years of wandering and … 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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What IS so funny ’bout peace, love, and understanding?

We’re most certainly living in troubled times…with terrorist threats, violent civil unrest, and deeply divided polarization on issues. But this is exactly when Jesus’s Church should shine the brightest, rather than being part of the problem. But the only way we’re going to … 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 two

To the degree that I judge others, I’m not loving them. I’m ascribing worth to myself at their expense, which is the opposite of love. But I usually think it’s okay to do this, and even pride myself for doing so. This is part … Continue reading

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