Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

God Doesn’t Demand 100% Agreement From You

An Oregon church’s worship ministry guidelines took a lot of heat recently for including a position that being overweight could be a disqualification from playing and singing in the band. When the outcry against the superficiality of that rule grew loud enough the … Continue reading

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Listening To The Wrong God’s Voice

I thought I heard the voice of God. It wasn’t. No matter how much I wanted it to be, it wasn’t. It’s not that I didn’t ask. I did. It was in my prayers daily. “God, if this isn’t your … Continue reading

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The Darkest of Deeds on that First Good Friday

A dark deed … and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. (Acts 2:23.) … led to calling this day Good Friday … Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, … Continue reading

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The Easy Way To Do Wrong

  Doing what we think right, whether it is or not, is as old as time. From the early days of the nation God gathered together: In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit. (Judges … Continue reading

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Obfuscation – the spiritual gift you can do without

Don’t be this guy: Obfuscation can’t be a real spiritual gift? It depends on which spirit you are talking about. As C.S. Lewis pointed out in Perelandra, “There are spirits and spirits you know.” Some spirits mislead people into rebellion. … Continue reading

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A Short Note to Self – teaching and taking correction

[You] know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. We all stumble in many ways. (James 3:1-2.) Even the most gentle correction can feel like blows: As iron sharpens iron,     so one person sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17.) So … Continue reading

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The Sermon on the Mount is not a Guide to Christian Salvation

Some preachers say the Sermon on the Mount is the Constitution for Christian Living, or call it a Manifesto for the Life of a Follower of Christ. Don’t you believe it. Such teaching is nothing more than legalism dressed up … Continue reading

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Five Things I Don’t Understand

5 Things I Don’t Understand (in no particular order) Tattoos and television shows about tattoos Ezekiel 1:15-18 Lima beans (although I do like the B-52’s take on it) Esperanto – well, except for the fact that Esperanto is proof positive that … Continue reading

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Christians Using Fake IDs

[From the archives.] Mistaken Identity I remember when I turned 21 and was able to show my ID in a bar.* I confidently pulled out my driver’s license and waited for the response. What I expected I don’t know. Maybe … Continue reading

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Bible Memes You Never See

I’m thinking of publishing a new Scripture translation. I’m going to call it The Meme Bible. Meme – a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc. that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users. Bible … Continue reading

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