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Demonic Mythology of the Mind

One of the biggest flaws in Western Christian thinking is to externalize and project moral conflict outside of self. The idea that all moral conflict is outside of oneself permits the deeply false model of internal problems as “illness.” The … Continue reading

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Can We Keep It?

We emphasize the continuity between the Old and New Testaments. This is exactly backwards from what the Reformation did. Reformed theology is the basis for Dispensationalism, that heretical belief that the only proper understanding of God’s hand in human history … Continue reading

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Team, Family, Church

I was right, but for all the wrong reasons. My first job out of teachers’ college was at a private school as a long-term substitute. I finished out the year for a Social Studies teacher who had walked off the … Continue reading

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The Human Need to Give

There is a sense in which this can’t be explained, but it surely needs to be declared: Every human desperately needs to sacrifice for others. I’m not talking about our need for others to love us; that’s real but it’s … Continue reading

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Kiln of the Soul: Discerning the Context

Israel was a covenant nation. Regardless of geographical borders, they were the same nation wherever they were. Nor was it a question of DNA. According to that covenant, anyone from any genetic heritage could embrace the covenant and become an … Continue reading

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We Are Pioneers

Let’s be clear: In the Bible, Law is Law. The proper approach to Law is the Hebrew mystical traditions of seeing through the particulars as limited expressions of something deeper and more substantive. The whole idea is to inspire awe … Continue reading

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Marriage: Covenant within Covenant

First, allow me to list some Bible references for this: Genesis 2:24, 31:19; Deuteronomy 7:1-4; Ruth 1:16-18; Esther 1:10-22; Ezra 9:1-2, 10:1-14. In the Ancient Near East (ANE), there was a particular recurring problem that was addressed by the Covenant … Continue reading

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