Tag Archives: conviction

Faith Persists

In one of my less pleasant dreams, a right-wing militia group was executing doctors and nurses. I didn’t have to ask why. Even in my dream state I knew that some of the fiercest Marxists in America are nurses and … Continue reading

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Just a Hospital for Religious Health

In response to an offline query: We are not asking people to join our covenant. We seek to set people free to find out what covenant God designed them to embrace. Our covenant is our choice to come together and … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus: Matthew 10:34-42

Jesus continues the theme of otherworldliness. Here He injects a few notes from the Talmud, where it is predicted that the generation of the Messiah’s coming would see social chaos, a breakdown in the traditional shalom. But it’s more than … Continue reading

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Moral Complexities

It is a real challenge to stick to a heart-led conviction and wade through the mass of lies. For those of us still learning how to live by divine conviction, seeking to shake off generations of false religious teaching with … Continue reading

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Shalom Shares

I can’t say “no;” Creation itself demands I do this. Let’s not even pretend it’s some kind of altruism. I’m doing this for my own sanity and peace. I’m embracing a mission with two prongs. First is bringing the joy … Continue reading

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Nagging Memories

There’s something troubling me. On the one hand, your sense of moral conviction does not reside in your physical heart. The lamp of spiritual truth would burn just as brightly if you depended on an artificial heart to pump your … Continue reading

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The Taste of Truth

We are wired for narrative. The Hebrew culture was mystical in nature; it was part of the Ancient Near East (ANE), which is a collection of cultures and civilizations that shared a mystical orientation. Westerners have struggled to make sense … Continue reading

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