Tag Archives: Jesus

New Wineskins, Old Wine

The tendency to define and categorize spiritual truth stems from a purely humanistic need to control. Potentially transformative spiritual understanding can only be grasped through the agency of the Spirit of Christ. It is then lived out through an experiential … Continue reading

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Kingdom vs Pagan Economics

Most of my closest friends are in the middle of some degree of what Westerners would consider a financial crisis. Outgo is exceeding income. Life savings are either non-existent or on their way to extinction and every attempt at creating … Continue reading

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As a Man Thinks

A friend told me a cute story about his 4 year old granddaughter a couple days ago. Ella was sitting on the kitchen floor ignoring her toys, so her mother asked her what she was doing. “I’m thinking about the … Continue reading

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Successful Living

I was chatting with a friend yesterday who has been faithfully serving Christ for many years. He’s prayed often that God would use him for his glory. Yet he’s in financial crisis, has almost given up on his dreams of … Continue reading

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The Master’s Servants

Many years ago I worked with an outreach ministry in the San Francisco Bay area where I met a man I’ll call Bill who loved helping people. He was especially drawn to war veterans who often turned to alcohol in … Continue reading

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Childlike or Childish?

My grandson is one year old and, for the record, the best looking, cutest, most intelligent, and sweetest little guy ever born. Ok, now that I’ve got thousands of parents and grandparents who are ready to back up their disagreement … Continue reading

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Justice for All

I can remember outlasting a stare down with my stern and feared fourth grade teacher when she unjustly accused me of some misdeed. On another occasion, the same teacher accused my friend of being disrespectful when he squinted while saying … Continue reading

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Light Shows & Daily Bread

In chatting with friends who are still in touch with the latest fads in certain spiritual cultures, it appears that new “revelations” and “powerful” meetings still top the list as events supposed to move one closer to God. It’s not … Continue reading

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Vision & Passion

A few days ago I met with a couple of Christian entrepreneurs whose goal at the moment was to convince me to become a part of what they were doing. It was quite obvious they were devoted to their cause … Continue reading

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Playing Church

Lately it seems that Christian thinkers are becoming increasingly obsessed with the need to know what church should look like and how it relates to extraneous assumptions about God. Whenever the effort to understand the essence and function of “church” … Continue reading

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