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Category: Kingdom

  • Merry Christmas

    I have a divided relationship with Christmas. It is remembering the beginning of the season that opened up the ways of thinking and seeing the tree of life again. God is becoming one of us so we can realize that we are one of his kind. The trinity never was a trinity but a multitude. […]

  • Abraham and Isaac

    Today, I will talk about one of the foundational stories of all three monotheistic religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. God tells Abram to offer up his son as a human sacrifice one day. He does so with much obedience and trust, maybe even prophetic insight. God, at the last minute, keeps him from killing Isaac […]

  • Shadows, Images and Reality

    For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, … Hebrews 10:1 See to it that you make everything according to the pattern you were shown on the mountain. Hebrews 8:5, Exodus 25:40 Do you remember the allegory of the cave by Plato? In it, […]

  • Constructing Trust

    Faith: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the church. Her ongoing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life forms and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before. It is one of the biggest misunderstandings that we always think we must rediscover our faith. We believe […]

  • Exit, Voice, and Loyalty

    I am playing off the title of A. O. Hirschman’s book “Exit, Voice, and Loyalty: Responses to Decline in Firms, Organizations, and States,” but I have to admit that I have not yet read the book. I am telling you my thoughts and associations when I heard the title. There are three ways to react […]

  • Dare to Sacrifice your Future

    The Centrifugal Power of Jesus’ Example Christianity believes that the world is divinely created, but has faulted to meet its purpose. I would put this very differently. Everything is created with a purpose, and we (and by that, I mean the individual, humanity as a whole, and the universe) are on a journey into our […]