Monthly Archives: November 2011

Disowned and Excluded from the Will

The walls were under attack, siege ramps surged forward, military lines of defense had been infiltrated…and the inhabitants were clueless. Such was the desperate case for Christians in the area of Galatia back in the first century. They had come to faith … Continue reading

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Spiritual Polygamy: Choosing between Two Beauties

We can’t have both. You don’t have to go there. You have the freedom to go it alone. However, to do so is a lonely affair and so most choose to partner up. It doesn’t matter whether or not a … Continue reading

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Getting the Rug Pulled Out from Under

The rug was about to be yanked; all that stood upon it would no longer remain standing. The mountain was about to explode; life as it had been would never be the same again. The familiar would become dark; the … Continue reading

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Holy Amnesia…It Is Worth Remembering

Forget what you were told to remember. Where is the sanity in such instruction? The call is for holy amnesia. Our Wineskins study is now considering the direct biblical evidence for whether or not Christians are under the Old Covenant, … Continue reading

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Do Be Do Be Do

The juxtaposition of tandem opposites: Thought, action; Inside, outside; Concealed, disclosed; Doing, Being. What we do and who we are are inseparable distinctions. Out of the heart, we are told, the mouth speaks; the heart and mouth have distinct functions, but they are … Continue reading

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The Right of Power

It is reasonable for an artist to expect his canvas to communicate his intent. It is expected that an architect finds pleasure in his design unfolding according to plan. It’s no surprise that a coach expects his team to perform … Continue reading

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Thinking Makes My Brain Wrinkle

There is something inhibiting about four pots of coffee combined with restless patterns of binge thinking. Many college students discover the hard way that staying up all night cramming for a major test rarely produces fluid recall. It seems counter-intuitive … Continue reading

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Terms of Disagreement with Disastrous Consequences

Two conversations this week highlighted the confusion surrounding the terms Covenant and Testament as they apply to defining Scripture. The first was a pleasant enough interaction with the owner of a company. We were reveling in the discovery that both … Continue reading

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Consumed by Unchecked Fury

Unchecked fury consumes everything in its path. To say the least, it is dangerous behavior to allow ourselves to be so overcome with passion that we potentially violate others. Divine revenge is promised against those who negatively impinge upon the … Continue reading

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