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 […]Read More Named and Known
We could say it this way – the spirit of accusation and the impulse to empire are the primary manifestations of the satan. That’s all under the heading of The Lamb gives you a name, the beast gives you a number. What got Israel and King David in so much trouble in this episode was David […]Read More Names into Numbers
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 […]Read More Impulse to Empire
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 […]Read More Peter’s Accusation
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 […]Read More Through the Roof!!
Hello all! I’ve been off here for a few weeks. No single reason, just struggling in some ways, needed a rest in some ways. Needed to get some clarity in other ways. I do feel i am in a better place mentally than i was a few weeks ago, so I’m ready to come back […]Read More Too Good not to Share!
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 […]Read More Sacred
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 […]Read More Enter the 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 […]Read More Revelation and Mystery
But…cultivate a life of beauty. That is the goal. I’m running around trying to be someone I’m not, trying to win some prize, some approval. But, What good would it do to get everything you want and lose you, the real you? I’m losing the real me. Seriously, What could you ever trade your soul for? So, I’m […]Read More Foolish