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Something Strange is Happening…

Something strange is happening—there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh … Continue reading

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Out of Exile: When the Day of Pentecost Had Fully Come (Part 4)

As we continue to explore the meaning of Pentecost in light of the narrative of Old Testament history, today our journey brings us to Ezekiel 37. In this passage, the prophet Ezekiel is given a vision in which he sees … Continue reading

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Maintaining Hope in the Journey (Principles and Practices for the Spiritual Life Part 2d)

Soon after we overcome the anxiety of needing spiritual quick-fixes—thus setting our sights on a long-term journey of growth, depth and maturity—the difficult, and at times, demoralizing reality of such a journey becomes apparent. If I will bear much fruit … Continue reading

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What is Spirituality? Part 2: Heaven and Earth Converge

Spirituality means “Life in God’s Spirit” rather than a vague and ethereal sense of “religiousness” or “inner attunement.” From briefly looking at the role of the Holy Spirit in the Bible (see part 1 – Christian Spirituality is Not Spiritual), we … Continue reading

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Resurrection and New Creation (Part 2) – Whirlwind Tour of the Gospel of John

When Jesus rose from the dead, splendor returned to the world. From the depths of death’s dark gloom, Jesus emerged triumphant and the light of new life shone out permeating the entire earth. God’s redemptive purpose to not abandon the … Continue reading

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Resurrection and New Creation (Part 1) – The Jewish Concept of Resurrection

Though resurrection was the central message of the early Apostolic Church and a central theme through the New Testament, resurrection is of such minor note in the Old Testament it cannot even warrant being called a theme. It only is … Continue reading

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New Creation…Starting Now (The Resurrection of Jesus and the Meaning of Easter)

  When Jesus burst out of the tomb, what happened? What does it mean for us? This past month, believers of all kinds, in their own ways, celebrated the resurrection of Jesus the Messiah. The question I’d like to ask … Continue reading

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