Named and Known

Who gives you a name?  Who gives you a number?  When everything is turned into ones and zeroes, is that why we behave so beastly?   We talk to people over the internet, using ones and zeroes to communicate, in ways we would never talk to them face to face.  I wonder, this turning names […]

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Impulse to Empire

The great goal, the great focus, the great value that supersedes all others is not the economy, stupid.  It’s love, brother and sister.  The beast says it’s the economy, stupid.  But the Kingdom of Christ is Love one another, little children.  But if we get sucked into that kind of philosophy that everything has to go […]

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Peter’s Accusation

So what did that discussion about the satan being the Accuser have to do with Jesus rebuking Peter with Get behind me, Satan!?? “And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after […]

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Old Garments

Wow. It’s been over a month since I’ve made a post. Knew I was taking a break, but didn’t think it was that long. This post continues the last post I made, Who’s it For, Anyway? So now we come to what really floored me as I was reading Luke chapter 5 a week ago, […]

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Through the Roof!!

Luke chapter 5.  I’m reading David Bentley Hart’s New Testament translation, and I get to Luke 5, and there Jesus is doing all this Jesus stuff.  He’s calling disciples, directing them to a huge haul of fish where there had been no fish all night, he’s healing lepers, making the perpetually unclean clean.   Because unlike you […]

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Sacred

But Christianity says no, no, no.  The goal, in fact, is just the opposite.  The goal is not to escape the material, but to bring heaven and earth together.  The word became flesh….Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven… And I saw the new Jerusalem coming down from heaven to the earth […]

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Enter the Mystery

For example, how many of you confess that Jesus Christ is raised from the dead?  (I do, I do!). You confess this because it is revealed to you.  It is revealed to you and you respond with an affirmation of faith and you say Yes, Jesus Christ is raised from the dead and He is Lord!  Now explain how […]

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Revelation and Mystery

“This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.” Ephesians‬ ‭5:32‬ ‭ESV‬‬.  Mystery.  In the modern world, referring to the last 400 years (and some of you are wondering what’s so modern about that?), in modernity, after the scientific revolution, mystery was something to be done away with.  Mystery […]

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Tired of Ugly

“For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:29‬ ‭ESV‬‬ “Those who follow Christ are destined to bear his image, and to be the brethren of the first-born Son of God.  Their goal is […]

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A Word to be Heard

God speaks to our weariness through Jesus.  We are caught up in a system of acquisition and achievement, and everybody’s rated and graded and stratified and we’re giving out medals…you’re on the top or bottom, you’re upper, you’re middle, you’re lower, all based on acquisition and achievement.    We find ourselves as the human race […]

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