Category Archives: Theological Reflections

Thoughts based on readings in the Bible, theological books or articles, discussions with friends, mentors, and deep-thinking strangers.

April 11, 2011

Part of a journal entry I made on this date. “God…wow.  You are SO BIG.  And I am so small.  And that is what makes all the difference!  You, Almighty Creator of the whole world, of the sun, of a … Continue reading

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A Lesson in the Garden

Story time! A few days ago I was pulling weeds in my neglected backyard garden, with a mind to grow wildflowers on this small parcel of land.  I wanted to be sure to extract all of the weeds that I … Continue reading

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Eternal Life as Knowing God

John 17 (specifically verses 3, 6, 25-26) Eternal life is something so misunderstood in mainstream American culture. We think of floating around in the sky with little naked baby angels, or our spirits existing in a different, unseen plane or dimension, … Continue reading

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Not a soft God

From C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, pp. 29-31 “We have two bits of evidence about the Somebody.  One is the universe He has made….The other bit of evidence is that Moral Law which He has put into our minds.  And this is … Continue reading

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What if His People Prayed?

A post I wrote several months ago but never published.  Apparently I needed this reminder too – my prayer life is abysmal. The power of the praying Church.  And the reality that at least part of the “Church” does not … Continue reading

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The Rape Trade

So, what began as a blog post has expanded into something much more – an impromptu, informal, personal research project.  Here are its beginnings, and my beginning thoughts.  I will post more formalized and coherent thoughts as I write them. … Continue reading

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Gimme

Prayer. In a language you don’t understand. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.  And he who searches hearts knows what is … Continue reading

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Embers

“To be an ember, to burn for You, God…” A flame flickers. “To set others on fire! Catching the flame!” Flame illuminates. “I must burn as well…I must start as a log, be set aflame, and burn.” Embers glow. The … Continue reading

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Just Ask

I know the story of the prodigal son is one of the more famous parables of Jesus.  Many people have heard it, and I daresay many Christians have heard multiple sermons on it. You can find the text of the … Continue reading

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Changing Beliefs

Here is an excerpt from Dallas Willard’s The Divine Conspiracy.  After reading it, I hope you will realize why it has taken me a couple of months to make it through this book – it is thick with wisdom! “…When … Continue reading

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