Monthly Archives: October 2013

Whose Problem is Sin Anyway?

Imagination is inseparable from our religious thinking. We all inevitably bring our own assumptions and speculative musings to our discussions of matters of faith. That is not a negative thing, by any means. However, part of the exercise of ‘thinking … Continue reading

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Why the Faith is not an Ideology

In my last post I wrote about how true spiritual leadership leads others to joy. That joy comes from the heart of Jesus, through which is created the loving context for the instruction. If that loving Presence is removed, all … Continue reading

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Briniging Joy

Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, because it is by faith you stand firm.     2 Corinthians 1:24 Today in looking at some notes I made in 1998 while preparing … Continue reading

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Our Saving Crisis

Formation comes at the point of our competency, but not in terms of our competency. The very place we believe we are, and in fact may be, most capable is the site where radical transformation must occur. The dual event … Continue reading

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St. Jude and Salvation Basics

But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life … Continue reading

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A Parable of Loss as Growth

More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I … Continue reading

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Salvation Basics 2

Grace really is grace. It’s totally free and not predicated on us in any way. This is the basic (and needed) understanding of salvation. Consider these words of Paul from 2 Timothy 1:9-10: 9 He has saved us and called us to a … Continue reading

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