Tag: Holy Spirit

Fiery Wrath of God!?

I don’t know if you understand how much our way of thinking and processing has been hijacked.  Really.  Our insistence on good-bad fruit and socratic methods and Aristotelian cosmology and Neo-Platonism concepts have so messed up our heads we can’t really “see” apart from His revelation.  This is what John calls the darkness: John 1:5 The…

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“Just Life”

I’ve had people tell me that I suck at relationship (they were leaving the church and were upset so mercy applies).  A corollary to the “relationship sucking” comment is the statement: “that isn’t real, how can you believe in that?” In the quagmire of “life” I refuse to agree with the declaration “well brother, that’s…

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Re-Framing

“Christianity is not a religion; it is the announcement of the end of religion. Religion consists of all the things (believing, behaving, worshiping, sacrificing) the human race has ever thought it had to do to get right with God.” (Robert Capon) In these last few posts I’ve tried to contrast a before and after kind…

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Progressive Revelation

In the last post I celebrated 2 years of Alancetotheheart.  It has been a fun ride of progressive revelation.  I have found some themes and concepts have persisted over the two years but the backdrop of theology has obviously changed.  I like to find those threads and see how they have morphed as my mind has…

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Happy Birthday, 2 Years Old!

This month Alancetotheheart is two years old.  Wow what a journey it has been.  342 posts later I can say much has changed and much has stayed the same.  That sounds pretty cliché I know but let me see if I can explain. When I started writing I felt like the “great defender of God’s…

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Weeds and Seeds

I wonder when we finally see Jesus face to face with no darkness, completely exposed, free from deception, in all of His glory…is it possible to say “Jesus I overestimated you?  You are not as good as I though you would be?” That may seem like a strange question but isn’t that question in all our…

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Holēs en pantes (all in all)

The grammar may not be right but the concept is. The title may have your brain rooting around the English for an image that was unintended, but even that image may provide some insight. Holes in panties (or underwear for the boys). Nobody sees them but you know about them. The cliché is “make sure…

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Light and Darkness Revisited

In March I wrote a post about light and darkness.  Here is a link.  Religion wants us to focus on good and evil or right and wrong and eat the fruit from a forbidden tree instead of the truth of Jesus.  Struggling and working and striving and wrestling around in the mud with a dead nature is…

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