Tag: Rob Bell

The Giant Baby

Sometimes pictures help us understand a difficult concept. There is an American idiom “a picture is worth a thousand words.” This phrase was coined in the early 20th century by newspaper editors suggesting that advertising with pictures would convey more than just words. It actually isn’t a Chinese proverb or some Confucius saying. (A point…

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Have you ever been inspired?

Have you ever been inspired? Have you ever witnessed a great moment and felt something inside that pulled you beyond your own perceived limitations? Have you ever thought “I want to do that” or “what if I could do that?” How about an athlete that breaks a record or a baby that takes a first…

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Where are my demons? – two

In the last post I posed the question “where do the demons come from?”  If you just can’t wait any longer go to the end of the post and find out.  If you want to take the journey with me, read ahead. We really don’t recognize how deep are our paradigms.  Our perspectives and lenses…

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A better story

Have you ever been called in to see your boss?  Maybe when you were little you got called into the principle’s office?  Can you hear your mom calling you from the other side of the house?  Yep that is your dad yelling “come here Jimmy.”  Or maybe it isn’t a “superior” but a “peer” who…

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Where is my Hell!?!?

Have you ever been late to a party or something you had been looking forward to?  You know the scene.  You leave early so you can get a good parking spot.  You hit every light perfectly and your mind is racing with anticipation.  Then you turn the corner and “what?”  There are cars parked everywhere.…

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Rewards in Heaven???

Mat 5:12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (ESVST) Why do we read this verse in its negative contrast?  What I mean is why do we say that the reward is conditional on the suffering?  Here is another question: why do…

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