Tag Archives: relationship with god

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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Risky Faith

We are sinners in the hand of a loving God. As such, we need not worry or fear; we can live life to the full. Risk is involved in our relationship with God and the abundant life that God can only gives us, wants to lavish on us, and intends that we express and extend …

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The Importance of Desire

When we learn to read the story of Jesus and see it as the story of the love of God, doing for us, what we could not do for ourselves—that insight produces a sense of astonished gratitude, which is very near the heart of authentic Christian experience. God is taking the world somewhere. He’s got …

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The Eucharist and The New Year (2013)

I am trying better to understand the Eucharist offering my take on this sacrament of the Christian Church. The Eucharist is something that some churches do once a week, twice a month, or once a month. The church I attend enacts this rite once a month. I am not sure which is better, though I …

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My Christmas Wish List (2012)

When I was a kid, I would make intricate lists of all things I wanted for Christmas. My Christmas list was a work of art. Listing all the things I figured would make me happy. The toys, books, treasures, and objects that would make me complete. I would imagine ripping and tearing open the packages …

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Romans 1 It Is All About Idolatry

We continue our study of the challenging epistle of Romans. Paul calls us repeatedly in his letters to live more and more like Jesus to share our faith to help one another and to shed our old ways and adopt our new creation in Christ. Paul is brash, vivid, and clear in his writing in …

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On The Trinity

I don’t get the Trinity. Yet, I am remaining open to getting it, to understanding it better. I doubt I ever get a handle on it, on God yet I hope and suspect that I can begin to know God. I believe that talking about God can never and should never replace experiencing God in …

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Relationship Not Religion

Recently someone commented to me saying that they were ‘not a good religious person’. I answered briefly by saying that God loves you as you are no strings attached, but loves you way too much to leave you that way. That is the truth. A truth that can transform. This is a longer response to her …

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What Prayer Is…

Confession: Prayer is hard for me. I have been searching for a better understanding of what prayer is and why it is so important. I want to learn how best to apply my new knowledge to how I live out my faith in my everyday travels. Prayer is important not for what we get from …

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The Me I Want To Be

There is a me I want to be. This me is not a me that I am most of the time. Yet, I have noticed that over the last few months I am becoming this me more and more. I am not there yet. I may never arrive completely at the me I want to …

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