Category Archives: Bible and Theology

What God says through scripture, and how people work to understand it.

Time Experienced Simultaneously

Today I’m mediating on God’s nature as everlasting (eternity). Since we are stuck in our time-space continuum, we struggle to grasp both the nature and the implications of God’s eternity. We experience time sequentially: today I’m experiencing July 12 and … Continue reading

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God Defines “The Good Life”

“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8, ESV)” This verse is commonly quoted, … Continue reading

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Day of Hope; Day of Warning

I have always appreciated the powerful promise of Joel 2:26-29: “”And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, … Continue reading

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Musical Prophecy

1 Chronicles 25:1 put two words together that I had never thought about as a pair: prophecy and music. “the sons of Asaph . . . prophesied with lyres, with harps, and with cymbals.” Previously, the ministry of prophecy was … Continue reading

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Answering Anxiety

I often allow anxieties to accumulate in my mind and spirit. This steals my joy and energy, and warps my perception of reality. For that reason, I experience deep longing whenever I read “Cast all your anxiety on him because … Continue reading

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Like A Child . . . Really?

Does an adult view of God get in the way of our kingdom participation? I read this morning from Matthew 18-20. In this section, children were always hanging out around Jesus (Matthew 18:1-6, 19:13-15). He counted that as a good … Continue reading

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Stephen Covey’s Legacy

I just wrote a post at my leadership blog on my initial reflections upon the death of Stephen Covey. Please read my post — or read Covey’s book. Better yet, imagine what would happen if we all devoted time, energy, … Continue reading

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What is Christ Quickening?

“God made us alive together with Christ (Ephesians 2:5).” What part of me has Christ made alive today? When I look for the new thing that the Lord is doing, I find satisfaction and joy. By contrast, when I rivet … Continue reading

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Is this your hope? I hope so :)

Overheard at Greek Devotions: “Hope is disciplined waiting with full expectation of receiving.” This reminds us that hope is much more than wishing, it is waiting. And hope pushes us to not only wait on occasion, but to discipline ourselves … Continue reading

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THE Secret to Christian Living

Usually, I like to hedge bets. I couch my claims with “in most cases,” or “usually,” or other qualifiers. But here is one I will go out on a limb for. My pastor, Clyde Parker, summed up the secret for … Continue reading

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