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Too intimate before it’s time…

I remember many years ago listening to Focus on the Family and a discussion of the 12 steps to intimacy.  I’ve wondered about this process as it relates to the Church and its relationship with her suitor, Jesus Christ. Can … Continue reading

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Don’t Curse It…but Don’t Bless It Either

When a human institution mixes obvious failings with good intentions and misses the mark of God’s ideal; do we call down the fire of His wrath or do we bless them for the little bit they might get right? Must … Continue reading

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Is it significant to the Kingdom?

I was challenged recently when listening to a Dean Taylor session at the 2012 AIC conference. Thinking of my life and my church life I wondered about my/our activities and their significance in building the Way of Jesus in the here … Continue reading

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I apologize, but I must leave the american evangelical camp…

My sincere apologies to anyone who considers the american evangelical subculture to be your home, but I must leave the compound.  This may sound scandalous to some, and I apologize for the tone that it implies. I’m sorry that this … Continue reading

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At the gates of the Kingdom of God.

If the Kingdom of God existed as a physical place with borders on this planet or somewhere else in the universe, and you were standing at its gates, would you want to enter?  I’ve considered my life, my background and … Continue reading

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What Jesus has done and is doing in me.

On a recent Sunday, the speaker encouraged us to share with others what Jesus has done, or is doing in our lives.  In the sermon’s context this proved to be a wonderful answer to a question that continually hounds me.  … Continue reading

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What will motivate us to do the good works of the Kingdom?

A number of things have been causing me to reflect on what motivates us to be faithful followers of Jesus and spread His love and His kingdom in our world. Writing and reading about “worship” performance/spectacle in our churches was … Continue reading

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