Monthly Archives: August 2011

Harry Potter and the Kingdom Life

Last week I suggested that we all long for a deeper.  I pointed out that the theme of waking up to a deeper, more meaningful life is found throughout the stories of our culture, and stories of people waking up … Continue reading

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The Kingdom is Present in Life

I am spending some time writing about the kingdom of God.  Last week I wrote about the kingdom as a present reality.  You can read that here.  This week I’ll be writing about the second characteristic of the kingdom.  It … Continue reading

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The Kingdom is Here

When Jesus teaches about the kingdom of God he tells his followers two things.  He teaches about the kingdom’s character, and he speaks of the kingdom’s presence.  In fact, the arrival of the kingdom is one of his most consistent … Continue reading

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The Kingdom Mission

In recent posts I have been writing about how we view conversion and life after conversion.  I have suggested that our emphasis on conversion has distorted the Gospel, which in turn causes our faith to have little impact on our … Continue reading

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Vampire Christianity

Earlier this week I posted about the way we view conversion in the American church today.  That we see it as the end, the ultimate goal, and our emphasis on “crossing the line” leads to a lack of focus on … Continue reading

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My Testimony… sort of

I don’t remember the date of my conversion. Some people have tremendous stories of how they came to believe in and know Jesus.  They have dramatic examples of God meeting and rescuing them, but that is not my story.  I … Continue reading

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Faith inAction

In a 2002 article, statistician George Barna wrote, “Every day, the church is becoming more like the world it allegedly seeks to change.”  Think about that.  The attitudes and behaviors of people who say they know Jesus is becoming more … Continue reading

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