Monthly Archives: January 2015

For the Bride: Pivotal Passages–3

Today, I share those passages which have led me to advocate the process of holy conversation… –passages that refer to assemblies –Jesus’ conversations with his disciples –Acts 1:12–2:1 –Acts 2:42 ff –Acts 10:1–11:18; Acts 15 –Paul’s epistles as examples of … Continue reading

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In-Sight: Hydration and Nutrition

I have never run a marathon, but I have a good friend and members of his family who have.  I have noticed two things in particular that teach me some things about spiritual formation. First, as they run, they take … Continue reading

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Journey: The Orienting Center

Read: “Jesus the Teacher” We call it staying on message; that is, being so focused that all of our life tends toward a singular reality.  McLaren is spot on in showing how, no matter the time or form, Jesus’ one … Continue reading

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For the Bride: Pivotal Passages–2

Today, I share some passages which have led me to advocate the practice of non-judgment… Ps 62:3-4 Ps 75:7. (and the host of related OT passages) Mt 7:1 Mk 9:42 Acts 10:28 Romans 2:1-5 Romans 14:10 1 Cor 4:5 2 … Continue reading

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In-Sight: Are You Contemplative?

I find we often exhort folks to be a certain way or do a particular thing, but leave them with little or no idea about what we mean.  One of these is the invitation to “be contemplative.”  Of course, the … Continue reading

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Journey: Liberating Stories

Read: “Significant and Wonderful” One of the things I like about Brian McLaren is his ability to take us beyond the paralysis of analysis.  I do believe in the miracle stories, because they do not seem too hard for the … Continue reading

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For the Bride: Pivotal Passages–1

No matter where you stand on the agreement/disagreement spectrum relative to my book, it is essential for you to know that I have come to my position based on the revelation of Scripture. I have established my emphasis regarding love, … Continue reading

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