Monthly Archives: July 2011

Mutual Submission

I was disturbed when reading the legends of King Arthur when I read of a quest which Arthur had to seek what women desire the most.  Arthur guesses jewels and love, but finally finds that the real thing a woman … Continue reading

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Godly Living

The disconnect between belief and lifestyle seems to be growing.  Barna studies tell us that despite claiming faith in Jesus Christ many Christians are bending the rules of the Bible to suit their circumstances (http://www.barna.org/culture-articles/144-a-new-generation-of-adults-bends-moral-and-sexual-rules-to-their-liking).  This would really come as … Continue reading

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Dissipated

They call it the 27 Club.  It is a collection of young musicians who died at 27.  Amy Winehouse from Britain has just entered that list.  Without a guiding light to steer by, these artists run aground and wreck on … Continue reading

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One Who Are Many

Again Paul expounds on the cosmic reality of Jesus.  He is a person who fills the whole universe.  Despite the universe’s diversity Jesus fills it and he is one.  My friend Fred pointed out that Jesus fills the universe through … Continue reading

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More Than You Can Know

When some people fail to understand God, they give up.  God has to obey our own ideas about how he should act and feel.  When Paul sees that his knowledge falls short, he responds with worship.  The word for the … Continue reading

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Cosmic

I am wary of sounding New Age.  I think that those who think that we are to send good thoughts into the Universe and the Universe will send good thoughts back are misguided.  I think that the idea that The … Continue reading

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How Jewish?

I live in a community of faith that has a love affair with Judaism.  I even had a seder (Passover) dinner because we need to remember that Jesus was Jewish and was bringing Jewish custom to fruitino when he gave … Continue reading

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Grace and Faith

God’s grace and our faith work together for our salvation.  Which comes first is a matter of theological debate.  I tend to think that it is God’s grace that he pours out on us.  This grace enables the depraved mind … Continue reading

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What Do You Want For People?

I am often preoccupied with what I want from people.  The list would be full of the fruit of the Spirit.  I want them to love me, be patient with me, and treat me with gentleness and kindness.  The egocentricity … Continue reading

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A Very Long Sentence

I have just returned from a very long break.  I went to Minnesota to spend time with my wife’s family.  It was a wonderful time, rowing on a lake, playing board games and shopping in the Mall of America.  However, … Continue reading

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