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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 Twelve

In this world construct that we live in, you don’t believe something until you see it; with Christ’s kingdom, you won’t see anything until you believe it. Its subversive nature confounds the wise and resists the proud. By faith, not … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Subversive Kingdom – Part Eleven

“Let’s turn the Middle East into a sea of glass!” “Let’s nuke ’em back to the stone age!” I can remember saying these types of  patriotic sentiments, and hearing my friends echo them, during the Iranian hostage crisis in late 1979. Later, during … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Subversive Kingdom – Part Ten

“He needs to pay for what he did…” she said almost under her breath. Others in the room nodded in agreement. I just sat there dumbfounded. This was a very difficult counseling session about 15 years ago concerning a young adult man who … Continue reading

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What Kathy Griffin says about us as a society

I don’t usually talk about current events or things political, and I certainly don’t want to bring up what Kathy Griffin did just to pile on the condemnation already directed her way. I’m sure she realizes that this was a … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Subversive Kingdom – Part Nine

“I swear on my saintly mother’s grave that I didn’t….” “Hope to die, I do….”  Have you ever heard people say these kinds of things? Of course, we all have. They are informal vows that people make in order to add credibility to … Continue reading

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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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