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Spoken Word

I took the red pill yesterday, and God showed me how deep in my heart the rabbit-hole goes. It started with what seemed like a pretty simple question, Am I … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · 18 Comments

Legacy

Everyone wants to leave a legacy. Everyone wants to be remembered for something, and to leave something in the hands of those who come after them. Teddy Roosevelt used the … Continue reading

March 16, 2012 · 17 Comments

Lower

I want to say this up front. I am challenged by what follows. In fact, I don’t really like today’s post. As I contemplate it I have a lot of … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · 27 Comments

Three Women

When I was writing yesterday’s post on coming undone I could not help but think of the other similar stories in the New Testament of women anointing Jesus. All four Gospels give … Continue reading

March 13, 2012 · 7 Comments

Undone

Have you ever heard the phrase come undone? We use it to refer to situations where everything suddenly seems to fall apart. We use it to describe a person’s loss … Continue reading

March 12, 2012 · 50 Comments

Cosmic Calling

In this 12-minute screencast I share a model for seeing and understanding all that takes place in the world, both seen and unseen, and how we all fit into the … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · 12 Comments

The Word

Painted by Akiane Kramarik at age 8. Learn more and view her gallery at akiane.com The Word in the word There are three passages in the Gospel of John that … Continue reading

March 5, 2012 · 34 Comments

God’s Friends

Over the course of my lifetime some much needed teaching on intimacy with God has been produced. One of the reasons so much has been written on the subject is … Continue reading

March 2, 2012 · 15 Comments

Crushed

There is a good bit of repetition in the gospels, stories that are told more than once. This is especially true in the Synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke). There … Continue reading

March 1, 2012 · 15 Comments

N.T. Wright & Scot McKnight Interviews

I wanted to pass along a couple of interesting interviews of N.T. Wright and Scot McKnight from Frank Viola. You can learn more about Frank by clicking here. Enjoy! N.T. … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Nearness

I have read many wonderful reflections during this first week of Lent. Unfortunately, I grew up in a faith tradition that largely ignored the Christian calendar, even Lent. The good … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · 22 Comments

Evidence

I grew up in a Pentecostal tradition that places a fairly strong emphasis on the belief that speaking in tongues is the initial evidence of being baptized in the Holy … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · 16 Comments

Tongues

The first time that the word language shows up in Scripture is Genesis 10, where we are told that the sons and grandsons of Noah “were separated into their lands, … Continue reading

February 27, 2012 · 18 Comments

Bible Contradictions

The folks at Project Reason have created the striking poster above as a visual for what they claim are 439 contradictions found in the bible. The full poster can be downloaded free … Continue reading

February 24, 2012 · 25 Comments

The Spirit of the Sword

My spiritual life use to look a lot like Woodstock. You know, lots of peace, love, and good music. Eventually I figured out that I have an enemy. My enemy … Continue reading

February 23, 2012 · 11 Comments

As You Go

When we read about the healing of the lame man in Acts 3 we tend to compare Peter and John’s journey to the Temple for the third hour of prayer … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mirrors

A Twitter friend of mine who pastors in Germany, Phillip Burton (@ktownpastor), sent out this tweet yesterday that got me thinking: It’s always interesting to me how #God seems to #call us … Continue reading

February 21, 2012 · 15 Comments