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Embrace the tension. It's what we Christians do.

I’ve had some good conversations the last couple days since arriving in San Diego, CA. One topic that has been addressed twice already is that of Calvinism. 438 more words

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Jesus' beatitudes: blessed are the merciful.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. (Mt 5.7)

μακάριοι οἱ ἐλεήμονες, ὅτι αὐτοὶ ἐλεηθήσονται.
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Blessed are the merciful, because they shall receive mercy. 481 more words

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A Few Reasons Why I Am a Catholic

To balance out my post on why I am not a Oneness Pentecostal (here), I will give some reasons as to why I am Catholic. 758 more words

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Reading Levison's Filled with the Spirit: Part Two, Chapter Three

Levison, John R. (2009) Filled with the Spirit. Grand Rapids, MI: William BEerdmans Publishing Co.

In Part Two, Chapter Three “Spirit and Inspired Knowledge”, Jack Levison shows us that not all works of spirit were understood to be ecstatic. 415 more words

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Sunday Quote: Becoming Like Christ through the Spirit

The Glory of God is always found in movements of love, in communication of life, never in static routine, cramped piety, thoughtless repetition of official acts, conventional observance, external religious acts that could easily become the letter that kills, the continuing tyranny of the old, sinful self.

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Pentecost Sunday 2011

Pentecost Sunday is an important day for me. I came into Christianity through the Pentecostal paradigm. I know that many branches of Christianity celebrate this day, but there was something special about celebrating it as a Pentecostal. 730 more words

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Reading Levison's Filled with the Spirit: Part Two, Chapter Two

Levison, John R. (2009) Filled with the Spirit. Grand Rapids, MI: William BEerdmans Publishing Co.

According to Jack Levison it is a Greco-Roman understanding of prophets that depicts them as “Fiery-eyed, inflamed, drunk with the spirit, bounding and bouncing about, agitated by the onslaught of enthusiasm” while pre-exilic Israelite prophets have “no bristling hair, no ecstatic transport, no inflammation, no appearance of drunkenness”, save Ezekiel (p. 260 more words

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