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The Parable Of The Wise And Foolish Builders: Discipleship Requires Obedience

If you’ve ever gone to vacation bible school than at some point you’ve probably sung the song “The Wise Man Built His House Upon The Rock.” The song is fun to sing, as the rains came down and the floods came up. 721 more words

God Thoughts

The most powerful moral lever

What Jesus had to say about human good and evil was of sufficient depth, power, and justification to dominate European culture and its offshoots for two millennia. 192 more words


in the middle of the storm

“Jesus is the human face on the kingdom of God. He makes it concretely accessible.”

-Dallas Willard

Preaching the Gospel.

I sat in front of 58 eye balls, all of them staring at me. 540 more words


It’s not that the gospel is unable to do the work of transformation nor that we are stocked with bad Christians. It’s that our mainstream gospel remains single-decision-centric not whole-life-discipleship-centric.


Ideas are dangerous

In 1889 the French novelist Paul Bourget wrote a novel, The Disciple. He described the “egghead” existence of a noted philosopher and psychologist: seemingly lost in things “merely academic,” living up four flights of stairs, caught up in the humdrum routine of meals and walks, coffee and lectures. 161 more words


The very reason for this blog

As I have tried to limit my Facebook exposure over the last day or so, I’ve read the good, the bad, and the ugly regarding the Supreme Court decision to allow gay marriage in all 50 states. 620 more words

Spiritual Formation