Posts tagged ‘loyalty’

Where Did You Go?

I just found another kindred spirit in cyber world, brutalized by religion and, like Paul, left outside the “city walls” as dead. That does not make the story, for what humans intended for evil God turns for good. “We know that suffering creates endurance, endurance creates character, and character creates confidence. We’re not ashamed to have this confidence” (Romans 5:3-5 God’s Word). Read more…

Loyal Endurance

While reading blogs restores me many times, at others I feel depleted. When I read how bloggers suffer personal trauma, spiritual upset caused by religious people and face lack of respect for the way God works in others, I no longer have my cyber escape route from those very things in my part of the world.

So, I muster what strength I can to bid peace and hope to those who have become friends through the gift of the internet. Read more…

Religion vs Spirituality

Many years ago I studied the book, “How to Be a Christian Without Being Religious” by Fritz Ridenour. It had more influence on me than I ever could realize. Though I do not intend to go through that book here, I do want to search out what this means in living for Jesus now. Read more…

Power Politics Are Tough

For a third time I look at that extraordinary account in John 11 of the official response to the power Jesus displayed. Read more…

Tough, It’s a Miracle

What a terrible thing it is for institutional religion for a prophet or faithful witness to appear in the power of God! Read more…

Only One Subject

It’s not just a flukey coincidence of history that the only people Jesus condemned belonged to the religious establishment.

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Cross Every Day

So, what does it really mean for Jesus to say, “Those who want to come with me must say no to the things they want, pick up their crosses every day, and follow me” (Luke 9:23 God’s Word)?
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The End of the World

After Jesus ascended the believers lived in immediate anticipation of the Return. That meant something.

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Novel Agents

If the spiritual life with Jesus was written as a spy novel, what character would you be?

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