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Permission Not Needed

Maybe I need a t-shirt that says, “This is what TOXIC MASCULINITY looks like.” I’ve gotten significant push-back from people who don’t understand the difference between just and unjust killing. I’m convinced it’s a prejudice from our Western heritage. You … Continue reading

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Radix Fidem Curriculum: Covenants

The Bible addresses us in our fallen state. It says precious little of what came before, or what will follow after the Fall. This is mostly because fallen humans cannot comprehend life without mortality, or an existence not bound by … Continue reading

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Rightly Dividing in the Community of Faith

Let’s return to the contemplation of law and faith. What we call the Law Covenants in the Old Testament always aimed at a covenant of faith. The Law Covenants addressed communities, and helped people focus on the necessities of life … Continue reading

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They Need Heart-Led

Radix Fidem is our covenant, our approach to doing religion together. The Kiln of the Soul online parish is my implementation of Radix Fidem. Anyone can take the idea of Radix Fidem and run with it; nobody needs my permission. … Continue reading

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Closer to Heaven

Paul’s Letter to the Roman Christians makes it plain that there is nothing we can do on our end to get ourselves or other people into Heaven. The one thing we can do on this level is share the heart-led … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — John 8:31-47

Faith is not an ethnic identity. The issue here is not who was born of Abraham, but who embraced Abraham’s faith. On the surface, the English translations of this passage can be somewhat confusing. If these folks began believing in … Continue reading

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It’s All about the Sheep

If you read the previous post, you might have caught an underlying passion of mine: the Lord’s sheep. Jesus spent way more time dealing with the lost sheep of nation than anyone else. He had compassion on them and saw … Continue reading

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