Seeing, we do not see…

Posted on May 18, 2011

  I have recently been pondering this simple yet significant trap.  Christianity is a belief system based on a worldview to which most western Christians do not ascribe. (more…)

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Don’t have the Sense I was born with…

Posted on April 29, 2011

So recently I've been a bit taken by the perceptual mechanisms that Adam and Eve might have had that we do not.  We see in Genesis 2 that there were trees in the garden (I know what those look like) and these trees had things like knowledge and life growing on the branches (I have NO IDEA what those things look like!). (more…)

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The Knowledge of Good

Posted on May 7, 2010

The knowledge of good has done more to separate people from God than the knowledge of evil.  This is what Rick Joyner says in his amazing book, "There were Two Trees in the Garden". (more…)

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Sin Mangement vs. Forming Jesus in Us

Posted on March 18, 2010

Dallas Willard has described our modern version of Christianity as the "Gospel of Sin-Management", because of our propensity to think in terms of "what do I do about my sin?".  How do I stop, it?  Is it sin if I...? What do I do when I do sin?  How do I control my "besetting sin"?  All these seem to be the central focus of christian practice.  If not preventing or managing bad behavior, we are trying to foster "good" behavior.  Read your ...

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The Most Dangerous Branch

Posted on February 14, 2010

"Do you mind if I give you my perspective?" He asked.  I couldn't help my self, I responded, "Well of course not, it's the only one you have".  Literally our perspective is all we ever have.  Even when it changes it is still our NEW perspective.  (more…)

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Frankenstein: Trying to Create Life from Dead Parts

Posted on February 12, 2010

"That sounds great but how do I DO it?"  This is the most common response to conversation about the Tree of Life.  People begin to sense the stirring in the room when the conversation arises, and, like the aroma of popcorn, it makes them desirous.  Then, their next responses tell me whether or not they are "getting it." (more…)

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That Tree Will Kill You!

Posted on February 9, 2010

We have spent a great deal of time, resource, energy and strategy trying to stop Bad Behavior.  What if that is not the real target?  The Problem that entered the human race in the beginning resulted in Bad Behavior.  (more…)

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Receiver or Generator?

Posted on September 23, 2009

The last several posts on the difference between knowing God and living by the Knowledge of Good and Evil are designed to really help us sort out the thing that Jesus admonishes us to "seek first".  As I continue to look for ways to convey this all important distinction, it came to me.  The key question is, are we a receiver or a generator? A receiver has no use or function without a broadcast source, and is only limited by the limitations ...

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Who Am I?

Posted on September 21, 2009

"Watch, I'll show you what I'm made of," we say when we want to show others our strength or capabilities.  Wouldn't it be cool to figure out what we are really made of?  And I don't mean like skin and bones.  I mean how we are put together. Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete...  1 Thessalonians 5:23 the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and ...

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How Did I Know?

Posted on September 19, 2009

I pulled into the parking lot.  What I saw with my eyes was the same thing I saw every day.  But something was not right.  I could not explain it but I could describe it.  Something felt amiss, not right, out of place.  A disturbance in the Force if you will. The cars were parked exactly as they should have been, the doors were locked as they should have been.  But the more things appeared normal, the more the tension grew inside.  What I ...

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