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What’s In Your Spiritual Tacklebox?

A number of years ago, a friend I was discipling posed a question to me after a church service. I love this guy. Most of his questions were about how to get out of doing the various spiritual practices that intentionally result in a believer’s growth. This was a similar question. “If the Holy Spirit…

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On Mission: Listen More, Talk Less

A person on Mission listens more than he or she talks: Years ago, I was in a high-level business course in California. At a particular point in the course, we were studying a book entitled The Tree of Knowledge, by Humberto R. Maturana and Francisco Varela. This book was hyper-complex, dealing with concepts such as…

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What Do You See? A Log or a Seed?

Whenever a person or group feels called by God to take a righteous stand on any issue, there is a danger that those who support that “unrighteous” issue are attacked with as much venom as the issue itself. This often leads to tragic results. The news media loves spotlighting religious groups that link the sinner…

A Soul Sunday Blog Quote

My wife was enjoying her early morning ritual of sipping coffee and surfing blog sites and found this great quote on the Sunshine and Whimsy blog. I hope that it inspires you: “I thought sunshine and whimsy might help me figure life out and find my people. And it has. It is. I hoped it…

The Ministry of “Reconciliation”

All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. (2 Cor. 5:18-19, NIV, emphasis added) This, then, is how…

Postmodernism, Wisdom & Rebuke

Despite our “righteous” desires for a Christian nation, most people today recognize we live in a postmodern society. Postmodernity has found its way into our architecture, our entertainment, our technologies and certainly our philosophies and religious systems. In a philosophical nutshell, postmodernism is the belief that there is no one universal belief: that your truth…