Category: new perspectives

Flesh and Spirit: part 1

Flesh and Spirit.  When you see those words together do you have a reaction?  Religion uses these terms to manipulate and terrorize people into obedient submission.  Pastors use the “you better not be living in the flesh” threat to keep people behaving (at least on the outside).  In this journey of “gifts” (check out this post)…

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The Infamous Thorn

Maybe you have heard the reference “thorn in my flesh.”  I would say most people have.  I want to use this post to put an end to a few lies concerning this reference.  If this post impacts you, I would encourage you to pass it along.  We have to spread the truth and crush the…

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Water and Fire

I have really enjoyed this series we are in.  If you haven’t been following you might want to check out at least the first post here.  In Romans 5 Paul talks about how the free gift of Jesus is so much greater than the fall of Adam.  When you look at the original language you…

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Doctrine or Person?

This is the third in a series of posts.  Check out the other two here and here. How did you learn to drive a car? Did you study and memorize an owner’s manual and away you went? Maybe some people learned that way and that explains road rage, ha ha. For me I was so…

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I pick…you!

In the last post I presented an itemized list of concepts associated with the dorea gift of Jesus on the cross versus the charisma gift of Jesus in you.  Check it out. In this post lets take a quick look at one of those concepts:  Anointed.  This can be a very churchy word I know…

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A gift or a gift?

I really love it when God reveals His amazing plan for us.  Sometimes we have to dig a little to find it but there it was all along.  I think it is part of the journey of hunger and thirst that makes the meal all the more enjoyable.  Sometimes you find a jewel that is…

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NOTW

I bet everyone who lives in the US knows what NOTW stands for.  This symbol is everywhere. Do we really know what it means?  For the clothes maker it is a symbol of their merchandise.  For the religious it is a declaration that “our good behavior sets us apart from the world’s bad behavior.”  For…

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The rest of the story

Maybe you have heard of Paul Harvey.  He had a radio program years ago and one of his segments was “The rest of the story.”  He would tell you about some historical event or invention or some other interesting subject and then tell you the rest of the story or the story behind the story. …

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God With Us

I don’t know if you watched the “mini-series” the Bible. I really enjoyed it. They took a portion of that production and made the movie “Son of God” that was released to the theaters. That was a really awesome experience. There was this phrase that the Israelites used often in the movie; “God is with…

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E=mc^2

We have formulas for everything.  We can’t get up and get dressed without following some kind of formula.  We know that you put on underwear before pants.  In a previous post I discussed how in the Greek the word that would be translated formula or recipe is the same word used for the marks or…

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