An Interview With A Monastic Priest

As part of a fieldwork assignment for my present masters class, I’m required to visit an intentional community or monastery and learn about how the people who live in the community/monastery engage the practices of listening, guidance, discernment, simplicity, stewardship, rhythms of rest, and honoring the body. Upon contemplating the where, how and who to…

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Should Christians Speak In Tongues?

The phenomenon of speaking in tongues is quite unique to this new covenant age and has been colored by certain Christian circles as inexistent today. This spiritual gift considered by some to have ceased during the closing of the canon of Scripture seems to still be in operation today but is it a genuine language (glossa) or…

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A Tale Of Two Churches: A Comparison Of The Charismatic & Conservative Faiths

Before I proceed, a disclaimer is in order as not to reveal the denominational affiliation or particular assembly during my visitation. This blog is written with an unbiased theological perspective and in no way intended to impute division, biblical disputes or any cause for concern but to stimulate healthy conversation as seen through the eyes…

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A Christian Mans Response to the Film: The Heart of Man

As I sat in my reclined theater seat with a tub of popcorn in one hand and some refreshments in the other, the long-awaited film, The Heart of Man would finally be featured. This was a one-time showing and was only playing in selected theaters, so I expected a large turnout. To my surprise, the…

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And The Waters Receded…

But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided. The fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were closed, the rain from the heavens was restrained, and the waters…

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The Other Gospel

For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough. 2 Corinthians 11:4 In the midst of all the commotion, Biblical…

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Reflections On My 40 Day Fast

In my deliberate attempt to draw closer to God, I’ve come to learn a few crucial elements during my recent 40 days of fasting. But why 40 days you may ask? Not only was I inquiring this very question because of my love for food but of the biblical significance found in a lengthy fast. A…

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The Beauty of Brokenness

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;     a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. Psalm 51:17 The beauty found in brokenness is said to be like an egg, you can’t use it unless it’s broken. During my faith walk, exercising the spiritual disciplines of my soul, searching for biblical truth,…

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The Art of Asking

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. Matt. 7:7 The art of asking has been forgotten to the point of neglect and spiritually detached from our soul for its potential in power. We have not because we ask not! For some,…

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The Elixir Experience

During this weeks course of events, I attended a conference where leaders from all over the country gathered in preparation for church planting. Looking around I sensed the anticipation of my peers to gain some new spiritual wisdom on how to start or grow a church. The room was filled with all types of leaders from young…

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The Sovereignty Of God

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. 1 Chronicles 29:11 As the days carry on and weeks…

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The Desire For Death

The realities of suicide have grown infectiously contagious among today’s younger generation. The desire to take one’s own life has been popularized by the media exhibiting a cultural trend that has ricocheted throughout this country. How does someone get to that point? When life grips your heart and you’ve exhausted every option except death. According to…

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