Good morning!! An example here of how we perceive the sermon on the mount to be disconnected sayings just thrown together, when in reality the whole sermon is a single, unified talk in which one idea builds upon the other. Jesus begins with the beatitudes, with listing all those the world had written off who […]

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Dance with the devil

I’ve been wanting to write this for a few days now. What better time you wrote about the cross of Jesus Christ than his passion week. And what better to write about the cross of Christ than Christ own theology of what it means for the world?? Now is the judgment of this world; now […]

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I had big plans for something I wanted to share this morning.  I’m sure it’s the same plan I had the other day when I would up writing my “trust” post.   I still have that plan, but it will have to wait for another day. Part of my morning prayer liturgy now includes reading […]

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I haven’t written much this week. I’m going through some challenges in my personal life, and it just hasn’t been a good time to share. It’s easy to share when I’m up, things are going good and I have a reasonable hope they will continue to be better. It’s a little harder to share when […]

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Spiritual Zeroes

Jesus’ sermon on the mount. I’ve been reading Dallas Willard’s discussion in his book “The Divine Conspiracy“, now my favorite podcast preacher (Brian Zahnd) has been preaching on it the past couple of weeks. So now I’m going to begin to write about it. And I’ll probably continue to write on it for the next […]

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Of Legacies and Lost Sheep

From Isaiah, a prophetic word declaring that, yes, all those excluded from temple worship will be included in the kingdom of God. Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the Lord say, “The Lord will surely separate me from his people”; and let not the eunuch say, “Behold, I am a dry tree.” […]

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Without Forgiveness

Since Sunday I have been angry. I have been yelling. A lot. I’ve been steaming, fuming. I’ve gotten into better moods, only to flash back into anger. I sit steaming, wondering “what am I supposed to do here.” I know I’m supposed to be able to forgive. But I also have my honor. My pride. […]

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Only Human

“I’m only human!!” How many times have we heard that? How many times have we said that? We think that in saying that we are only human, we are merely confirming the fact of who we are. Being human means being sinful, right?? There’s just one problem with that. We were never supposed to live […]

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Oh the Drama!!

Prophets are dramatic. They are making huge points and dramatic prophecies in artistic ways, it should only follow that they themselves would be dramatic. When I say dramatic, I’m thinking kind of like the prophet Samuel when David was first anointed King of Israel at fifteen – “Then Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all your […]

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At the Table

It has been said that twenty five percent of everything that happens in the Gospels of Jesus Christ happens around a table. I’ve also heard it said that for Christians church is like a banquet around a table. We might look at our church as a temple, but that would be wrong. At least I […]

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