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Living the Impossible Life

The Christian life is impossible.  I mean it!  The Christian life is absolutely impossible to live.  We can’t do it!  But then again, who ever told us we had to?   587 more words

Kingdom Of God

The Knowledge of Good and Evil vs. Life

I have been thinking about how my life would be if I never had the knowledge of good and evil (Gen 2-3). I wouldn’t see the world, people or behavior through judgment. 138 more words


The Choice of Devotion

Sri Ramakrishna, the 19th century Indian saint, embodied above all things the practice of devotion.   He eschewed study and strict adherence to Hindu ritual in favor of childlike adoration of Kali, the feminine aspect of Creator/Spirit/Mind/Source.  755 more words

Human Condition

Genesis: Returning to the Garden

In an effort to keep my (Michael’s) last post on Genesis short, I left out some of what really impacted me from my study of the book. 1,324 more words

Packards' Progress

Judgment and Discernment

But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, “You fool!” will be liable to the hell of fire. 799 more words

Jesus Christ

A Forest of Lessons

The tree you saw, which grew large and strong, with its top touching the sky, visible to the whole earth, with beautiful leaves and abundant fruit, providing food for all, giving shelter to the wild animals, and having nesting places in its branches for the birds— Your Majesty, you are that tree! 328 more words


To Know Good and Evil

The nature and/or existence of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, mentioned in Genesis 2:9,17; 3:1-24 has often been the subject of much discussion, with some considering it (along with the Tree of Life) to be purely metaphorical, representative of the truths that God is the source of all existence and that our true creaturely freedom is thereby only to be found within the limits set by Him who knows the contours of the creation He has made. 1,788 more words