Posts from the ‘Real Church’ Category

Submit to Whom?

 

In this blog I make a distinction between religion and spirituality. Religion is a “unified system of beliefs and practices relative to sacred things” (Emil Durkheim, The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life). Biblical spirituality is the real and personal encounter with the real and living Jesus. Read more…

No More

The daily devotional we read today was another in an array of similar writings on facing the trials of life. Read more…

This Is What God Says

The word of God came to me while I was asleep, and it awakened me. Read more…

Seeking, But Not Finding

So, in less than ten years we have seen what institutional religion has to offer. Read more…

Jesus Is Real – Religion Is Not

The reason I started this blog rests with the truth that Jesus is real. Meeting, living with and for Creator, supervised by Paraclete, goes beyond mere intellectual assent. Read more…

A Place of Death and Life

A hospital is a dangerous place. Diseases, traumas, and pain all concentrate into one place. If you are healthy and visit you risk catching a disease. If you are very sick you risk contracting an illness that will hasten your demise. Read more…

Right Power

One of the risks of organizing a religion around Jesus is that it can lead to a herd mentality rather than a Christ vitality. This can happen whether the religion is denominational or self-defined. Read more…