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Another Religious Word: Discipleship

“Make disciples of all the nations,” Jesus said (Matthew 28:19). During my adult life, I recall when the word “discipleship” became a big thing during the late 1970s. It’s one of several competing themes in the mainstream religious market that … Continue reading

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The Law of Mercy

The Law Covenants are mercy. We are fallen creatures; we are the ones who abandoned the created order of things. That Flaming Sword of the Word at the entrance back into Eden was the most merciful thing He could do. … Continue reading

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Covenant Soldier

When it comes to human events in this world, everything rests on the Covenants. Nothing we do in this life can be isolated from the applicable covenant. Let’s not bog this down with chasing all the ways in which the … Continue reading

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Mission Priorities

Our path is communion with Creation. We don’t have wisdom so much as we participate in divine wisdom. Sometimes we can communicate that wisdom to other people as a way of signalling that we can offer something worth their attention. … Continue reading

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I’m Not Finished Yet

This is the last post in the series of four. In the Old Testament we see a very ancient feudal approach to military service. As a profession, it was not limited to nobles, but included a large number of peasants … Continue reading

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Liberty Is Death

“Few Men desire Liberty; most Men only wish for a just master.” Sallust You are supposed to read that and ponder how wonderful it would be, how morally necessary it is, to pursue liberty. But genuine liberty is a major … Continue reading

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The Cultural Value of Life

Some things are instinctive to us humans in the sense that, for the average Joe and Jane, the heart cannot be totally silenced. It takes a lot of damage and willful spite to become totally deaf to it, and it’s … Continue reading

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