Tag: trinity

The Kingdom of Heaven

From that time Jesus began to preach saying, “Change the way you think because the divine reality is right here.” (LLT)

Heaven isn’t a place.  Heaven is a divine reality.  The kingdom of heaven isn’t a reward.  It is our true reality.  The kingdom of God isn’t a place we go when we die.  It is the substance of who we are.

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Are you up to the task?

Have you every known someone who was one of those “my way or the highway” kind of people.  I don’t mean it as a judgment but an observation.  In the Navy I had the “privilege” of working for some that were very much the “my way or the highway” leaders.  You can get away with…

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Inside out

John 14:20 In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. In the last few posts I’ve tried to reveal our upside down thinking.  In our fallen way of thinking we perceive a g.o.d. that is not the Abba that Jesus reveals.  Nobody knew…

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Upside down thinking – part 2

Is it possible that God’s approach and view and understanding of all things is so different from ours that the incarnation is less about a “delusion derived chasm crossing” than it is about a “revolutionary way of thinking?” When we see the relational beauty of the Trinity, a God emerges that we thought was the stuff of fiction and…

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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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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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The Master Plan

In the last post I hopefully laid some foundations for reframing our perspectives.  To know God and walk in the gospel and experience the saving power of our inclusion we need a cold bucket of water dumped on our broken thinking.  When we look back over the last 2000 years, in the western church, we have…

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Mess Makers – Unbelief

What has always been at the root of the demise of mankind is our fallen image of God. The knowledge of good and evil made us so self-aware and self-centered that we couldn’t look past our shame to embrace the beauty and love of God. Our obsession with self had created a void of identity. Our…

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Paul’s ecstatic revelation

2 Cor 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil. (ESV) How do you feel when you read that verse?  I want to challenge your thinking a bit.  You should…

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