The New Testament Church for today

Many Christians have been motivated by Christ’s prayer in John 17:21 “that all [Christians] may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.” Self included.  I’ve wanted to see the thousands of denominations coalesce, put aside minor differences, and be about the Kingdom. In a lot of wonderful ways, […]

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Lamentations

I am the man who has seen affliction by the rod of his wrath. He has driven me away and made me walk in darkness rather than light; indeed, he has turned his hand against me again and again, all day long… He has besieged me and surrounded me with bitterness and hardship. He has […]

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Sanctification – the praxis

Danger, danger, danger: my previous post and this follow-up may easily be misunderstood by those who are not far along the Christian walk, as it can easily be interpreted as legalism, which it is not – there is a balance. Let me emphasize this: be at peace.  Romans 8 affirms us that there is no […]

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An adjustment of my own

Part of what we touched on in the last post was the observation that our personal damage – our own brokenness – skews our perceptions of reality in false directions. It would therefore be wise to seek healing in order to limit our biases. I’m going to be blunt – not long ago I thought […]

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