Tag Archives: truth

Freedom: Making Freer Choices

"If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure. Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will free you." - Jesus Who the Son sets free is free indeed!  I so love this scripture from John 8.  Christian freedom has been long explored,…
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Herman Who? Bible Study with Integrity

We watch the sun rise in the east and set in the west, and on this basis alone one could understandably believe the sun must orbit the earth. Of course, Copernicus settled this for us in the 16th-century proving that the earth orbits the sun but isn't it true that our point of view influences…
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Power of Wonder – Secret to Deep Faith

An often overlooked aspect of faith is wonder.   When we talk about wonder we are thinking specifically about three postures; standing in disbelief, standing in the question itself and standing in awe or amazement of something. Wonder positions us to be open spiritually - this doesn’t mean non-discerning but an openness to learn, to…
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Legend of the Fire Maker

Once upon a time, in a far away land, a wise man made a discovery.  He discovered fire and with fire, he could be warm, cook his food and have light through the dark of night.  He had heard of a people across the mountains; the people who lived on the plains and he wondered…
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Mind the Gap

Have you ever wrestled with the way you wished things were and the way they actually are?  If you are like me, there is a tendency to go one of two ways: get cynical and wash my hands of it all or to the other extreme where I bury my head in the proverbial sand and…
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It Cuts Both Ways

"So, how did you find yourself living in Arizona?" I asked the twenty-something year old during a recent visit to the United States.   She took a deep breath and told me that she and her family are Muslim and lived in Bosnia during the war which saw the country torn apart by terrible conflict…
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Is our Spiritual Life Connected to Real Life?

Many people are realizing the disconnect between their faith life and their everyday life, and this sense of disconnection is inhibiting the deep life transformations so many of us are looking for in Christ. In this video, Dallas Willard talks about spiritual growth, the church, and our responsibility as it relates to these.  Willard says…
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Apocalyptic: Godzilla & the Kingdom of God

[I wrote this article a few years ago and I am re-posting it for our members.  The turmoil in financial markets, weird weather and other environmental events serve to stoke the fire of anxiety and stimulate an increased appetite for end-times musings.  It is important that we keep our eyes focused on Jesus and the…
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Closer to the Heart: Love Paradigm

[I wrote this article in September 2009 as I was bringing pieces of the Love Paradigm together] Over the last several years, I have been on an adventure like none other.   I have been so captivated by a dream, a vision that I see in my mind’s eye.  Some days it is clearer than…
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The Question

“Who do they say I am?” The question surely rang strange in the hearts of His friends. “What an odd question. What does He mean?” They were all too familiar with Jesus’ stories and twists on old familiar ones. With perhaps some bewilderment they answered “Some say you are a great teacher, some say a…
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