Tag Archives: heaven

Jesus Shows Us The Way

I believe that Jesus shows us how to live fully human. Many people will emphasize Jesus’ divine side to the detriment of his human side. We lose something crucial if we only see Jesus as merely God or human. Christianity claims Jesus as fully God and fully human. We need both sides. Jesus is fully …

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We Belong To God

I am going to spend the next several weeks fleshing out the Brief Statement of Faith of the PCUSA. It appears last in the PCUSA’s Book of Confessions, as it is the most recent. I hope my meditations will help you, dear reader grow in faith in God and deepen your walk with Christ. Even …

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In Heaven

A common refrain: If you die tonight, will you be in heaven tomorrow? My honest answer is I don’t know. I don’t know if I were to die right now that I would be in Heaven in the next moment. I don’t know. I am not so full of myself to say that I am …

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Romans 8–Nothing Will Seperate You From God’s Love

It should come as no surprise that the final verse’s of the eighth chapter of Romans is my favorite. Even when I had a problem with this book the idea contained in these verses appealed to me. They are a big part of my theology. God loves you. God’s love will never fail you and …

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Toward Heaven

In a recent post, I wrote about how Heaven will be full of sinners. I wrote about how we are already saved, blessed, and graced in Jesus Christ. That even before we turn to God that God has already done the hard work. Done. Finished. Our life here and now is a mere response to …

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Who Is In Heaven?

Some Christians like to say who is in and who is out. They eagerly and zealously declare that this group or that person is out. A church, I will not name even pickets funerals with signs with big letters that say God hates. People were upset with Rob Bells powerful book Love Wins because these …

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Rob Bell’s Love Wins Revisited

A year ago, I reviewed Rob Bell’s Love Wins. As it comes out in paperback, I thought I would revisit this book and its author. I hope my reflections will help you see why I am such a fan of this book and its author. I may write a series of reflections on each chapter …

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Notes On The Resurrection

I have written about the resurrection. Recently, I gave my reasons for believing in it despite my insistence that parts of the bible, such as the Adam and Eve story found in the beginning chapters of Genesis are myth. I won’t defend that view as I have in a previous post. I have written about …

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At Church Week 5

My class is over! I was both sad and relieved by this. I was able to share my love of the St. Francis Prayer, what I have discovered through this prayer, and how it has helped me connect with God on a deep level. This prayer has been a big part in my seeking God …

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Another Rant

Another rant. I was challenged about my recent post that was a rant, so I thought I’d post another. I don’t know if I can be a Christian anymore. The word Christian has gotten such a bad rep that it is hard if not impossible for a thinking, feeling, and compassionate human beings to call …

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