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The Cross Isn't a Brand—It's a Mission Statement

Constantine was certain that God had come to him in a dream. The first “Christian” roman empire had looked up at the sun and witnessed a cross-like apparition along with the words, “ἐν τούτῳ νίκα” (In this, conquer). 461 more words

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cruciform (stage II)

Drawing can be a journey.

There are some 18 steps between stage I and stage II.

It wasn’t known how, or where the drawing would end.

cruciform (stage 1)

In response to a feeling of hopelessness and depression I made an icon, image.  It is not intended to be a Christian symbol, but it may not be possible to look at it without seeing it to some greater of lesser extent, without such a framework or context. 94 more words

Weakness is Glory, or "A New Kind of Power"

If Jesus calls us to reject the story of fear desperately trying to dominate and control, this changes the way we think about power.  Power, of course, is something we Christians living in the West need to think very carefully about.   958 more words

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Love, Fear, and Power

In 1 John 4, we read:

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.

As far as I can tell, this dichotomy – fear and love – represents one of the most fundamental choice we make when considering the cruciform life.  

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The Call to Be Cruciform

Let me disclose this one more time: a lot of the work I’ve done over the last three years has sprung from a series of lectures Randy Harris gave at Abilene Christian University in 2011.   980 more words

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Thor's Hammer

I cut this from an ingot I reclaimed.  It is close to 1/8 thick.  The bail is riveted.  The hammer itself is about 1 1/2 long.   80 more words

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