Monthly Archives: January, 2012

In The Beginning

The bible begins with God. The whole of the bible is the story how God interacts with individuals than larger and larger groups. How God creates, sustains, redeems, saves, and works with and for creation. God is there always at the center. God takes on different disguises. God does not evolve, but man’s perception of …

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Reflect God’s Image

We are created to reflect the holy image of God. Through our faith in Jesus, we are renewed and aligned in the likeness of God. The bible speaks about this beginning in Genesis 1 leading up to 2 Corinthians 3 and Colossians 3. Have you ever wondered what it means to reflect the image of …

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A Different Kind Of Kingdom

In the first chapter of The Myth of a Christian Nation Gregory Boyd contrasts the kingdom of the world with the Kingdom of God. Boyd quotes John 18:36: “My kingdom is not of this world.” He goes on define the kingdom of the world, what he calls the power over kingdom. He says the current …

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Why Do Good?

We have all met people who say one thing, but do another. We are big on talk, not on the walk. We claim that their on a diet, but don’t change our food habits. We say we are loving, but don’t act in loving ways. We say we are open-minded until they hear an idea …

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On Christian Fiction

For my church’s monthly newsletter, I usually review or suggest a non-fiction selection or a Christian author that will help my readers with their walk with God. I would like to do something different this time. I would like to highlight some novels that may add depth to your Christian faith. These novels have helped …

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Choose Love

Each of us makes a choice every minute of our life. The choice we make is to love or hate; to live in heaven or hell; to do good or not; to follow Jesus or listen to the world of men and things. When we chose to love everyone, serve our fellow man, do good …

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Problems With Evangelicism

I am currently reading Gregory A. Boyd’s book The Myth of a Christian Nation. The dust jacket of this book says this book calls evangelical Christians to look carefully at our priorities and choices. This book asks, is alliance with a political cause worth it if it undermines God’s purpose for us on Earth? The …

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Experiencing The God Of Wonders

Life is hard. Sometimes life seems too hard and harsh to endure. Sometimes I feel like life has past me by and none of the things I hope to experience in life will happen. I won’t get a good job, finish school, go to seminary, meet the girl of my dreams, or have my own …

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Pray More, Walk More

This is a response to my earlier post where I listed my resolutions for the New Year. I committed to praying more and walking more, to limiting my intake of sweets and treating those in my life more graciously and lovingly. These are all good things. However, as one reader pointed out these resolutions are …

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Do You Really Want To Follow Jesus?

I am going to persuade you from following Jesus. Do you really want to follow Jesus? Not really… right? Right? Don’t you want to live your life your way, to only worry about your own concerns, to mind your own business? You’re not your brother’s keeper after all. Anyway, you know what’s best for you. …

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