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Jesus’ Subversive Kingdom – Part Eight

If our discipleship methods don’t reach the whole person—spirit, soul, and body—it’s not discipleship according to Jesus. If we only train our brain without dealing with what’s going in our soul, we won’t experience the freedom Jesus came to give us. What’s so subversive about this is that

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Jesus’ Subversive Kingdom – Part Six

Who is truly a good and moral person? Can you describe it without giving the typical religious non-answer? (“No one is righteous, not one!”, etc.) As I said in part five, philosophers and scholars had been trying to answer this question for centuries … Continue reading

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The elusive nature of behavior modification

I’ve always found it interesting that Jesus only got angry with people who behaved themselves. Of course, these were the scribes and Pharisees in His day. He never got angry with those who were considered despicable sinners. Actually, He befriended them, hung out with … Continue reading

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Thoughts about humility

“Oh, it’s not me, it’s all Jesus….I’m nothing…I’m just a worm in His sight… just a dirty old sinner saved by grace.” Does this self-effacing posture sound like humility to you? Do you embrace a “worthless worm” theology about who you are? After all, isn’t our … Continue reading

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