The Forgotten​ God

The Holy Spirit has been considered to depict a Cinderella story in association with the Father and Son that has a particular anonymity to its person and works. The forgotten God has been deprecated since the early church councils but has come to see a resurgence within the past century, especially in Eastern Orthodoxy and…

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Paradoxical Standing In The Peace Of God Romans 5:1-11

  The peace of God is rooted in both testaments with an express idea of being whole, complete, calm, having a relationship of goodwill between God and humans. In this peace, we can stand in relationship to God, knowing that He has bestowed on us the grace which is revealed by faith and accepted by…

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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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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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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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Grace Under Fire

During the mid 90’s there was a television program called Grace Under Fire. Its main character, Brett Butler, was a recovering alcoholic and single mother who divorced her abusive husband of eight years. She’s yearning for a fresh new start in life and doesn’t want her children to make the same mistakes. The series goes on…

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The Silent Messenger

One of the many forms of communication that we use in reaching others is text messaging. The average American checks their phone 46 times per day and spends 23 hours per week texting. It takes the average person 90 minutes to respond to an email and only 90 seconds to answer a text. We’ve become…

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The Gods We Serve

What gods are we serving? The question strikes at the very core of my own institution of Christendom. I will serve the Lord alone is our heartfelt reply but our actions prove otherwise. All around us, concealed in the corridors of our very soul, lays desires that cause the almighty to take a backseat and are replaced by false illusions…

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How Long Should You Wait On God?

While I was attending my senior year of high school, the question which plagued my mind was the uncertainty of the future. Here I was, almost about to embark on life’s new journey, without a clue as to what would transpire. I applied for many universities in hopes that one would respond to my beckoning…

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