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Every tradition has its share of meaningless ritual, but the focus you bring to that ritual is anything BUT meaningless, as it is widely implied that a soul must be forged through repetition and discipline in order to channel higher glories.   34 more words


The Disappointing Simplicity Of Spiritual Warfare

The vast majority of 21st Century evangelicals have been influenced by Charismatic teaching to think of spiritual warfare as taking authority over Satan and his demons in the same way that Jesus and the apostles did. 950 more words

Christian Doctrine

So last night I think I had my first experience with a lucid dream. I say I think because although in the dream I remember having control over what happened, part of it felt that the creation was unconscious.

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All The Stuff


Through assiduous contemplation, it is possible to emerge unscathed from any critique, for you will have already examined yourself from that angle.  But in order to do this, you have to be willing to forge yourself before someone (or life) beats you to the punch. 23 more words


Comfort Zone

Make no mistake,
the character of our spirituality
is most tellingly reflected
by the choices we make
in situations and around people
outside our comfort zone.

© 2016 Dennis Ference


If you are fortunate...

If you are fortunate,
you will have at least
one relationship
that is vexing and
totally perplexing.
It will haunt you
and taunt you
and remind you daily…

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Kingdom of God

What if all our thoughts, words and actions were filtered through love?


Acts 1:3

He presented himself alive to them by many proofs after he had suffered, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. 162 more words

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