Tag Archives: shepherd role

Stand in the Lord

A discussion with my beloved reminded me of something. The shepherd man of God does not fit the mainstream social definition of “nice” or even “cooperative.” Once you discard that false sense of obligation, and turn to make Christ your … Continue reading

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Courtship and Longing

Courtship leading to marriage is a badly broken model. In a fully developed parallel society of heart-led awareness, there would be no courtship. Marriages would be arranged by heart-led elders, the people who know the couple best. Granted, the arrangements … Continue reading

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An Elaborate Facade

Socialism (and/or communism) seeks to secure the material blessings of tribal living, but without the deep moral commitments necessary to make it all work. Granted, you can still have a tribal society with the same corruption and oppression that we … Continue reading

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You Know the Drill

This is not so difficult to understand; all I’m doing is voicing what most of you already know. If you’ve read much history at all, you know that Western Civilization is the result of Germanic tribal hordes conquering the last … Continue reading

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This We Must Defend

The Tower of Babel stands in Scripture as the ultimate example of how bad things can be in this fallen world. It was a government that preyed on people to enslave them to impossible dreams, to pull humanity down to … Continue reading

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Pastoral Psychology and the Heart 07

Where do you suppose the term “pastoral” comes from in pastoral psychology? It’s that shepherd thing again; the word “pastor” means someone who tends to sheep out in the pasture lands (pastoral means “out in the pasture”). In faith life, … Continue reading

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Pastoral Psychology and the Heart 06

Dominion is love and vice versa. A critical difference between the Ancient Near East (ANE) and the West is that in the former, even slaves were regarded as having some dignity. It arises from the way the ANE approaches life … Continue reading

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