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Journey: Eternal Creativity

Read: God in the End I wondered how McLaren would end his book.  I cannot imagine a finer way than with the idea of Eternal Creativity. I found myself caught up in imagining that the same flurry of creativity which … Continue reading

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Journey: God Is With Us

Read: Spirit of Hope I believe in prophecy.  I believe the Bible contains passages that point to the final triumph of righteousness, the coming of the Kingdom, and a new heaven and earth. But I have never been able to … Continue reading

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Journey: Great Expectations

Read:  Spirit of Life Someone has said that we are not ready to live until we are prepared to die.  McLaren agrees, and he writes a powerful chapter about what happens to life when it is viewed in relation to … Continue reading

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Journey: Get on the Arc

Read: Spirit of Holiness The world (that is, everyone and everything) is heading toward judgment.  The Bible makes that clear, and McLaren does not sidestep that fact, or dismiss it in this week’s reading. But what kind of judgment?  If … Continue reading

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Journey: Push Back/Push Back?

Read:  Spirit of Power When we follow the Spirit, we eventually experience push back from a person or group who feels we have ceased to do good and begun to do harm.  That’s because no one and no community is … Continue reading

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Journey: Ripple Effect

Read:  Spirit Conspiracy The coming of the Holy Spirit was like a big divine rock dropped into the lake of life.  Like any splash, it created a ripple effect which continues to this day.  In this week’s chapter, McLaren describes … Continue reading

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Journey: Going Down!

Read: The Spirit of Service A long time ago, Henri Nouwen introduced me to what he called, “the selfless way of Christ,” what McLaren refers to in this chapter as downward mobility.  I have not found any concept in the … Continue reading

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