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Why Greek Matters (Part 8) – Leading Many Sons and Daughters to Glory

Hebrews 2:10 – For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons (and daughters) to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. (ESV) What picture does the idea … Continue reading

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Why Greek Matters (Part 4) – The Lamb is Worthy (Revelation 5)

Jesus is worthy to take the scroll and open its seals (Rev. 5:9). Jesus is worthy to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing (Rev. 5:12). What is the relationship between these two … Continue reading

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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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Why Greek Matters (Part 2) – When Does the New Creation Begin? (2 Corinthians 5:17)

“Being in Christ” is not simply an opportunity for a fresh start or a new chance to get things right (as great as that is). Being in the Messiah means that one is a participant in the eschatological life of the restored and renewed heavens and earth even now. Continue reading

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A Life Poured Out in Love is the Starting Point of All True Christianity (Principles and Practices for the Spiritual Life, Part 1a)

This is the beginning of a series in which I hope to distill a synthesis of some lessons I’ve learned regarding the manner in which one cultivates a deep spiritual life.  My intention is to combine both an understanding of … 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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What is Spirituality? Part 1 – Christian Spirituality is Not Spiritual

What is “spirituality?” Or, what does it mean to be “spiritual”? Spirituality is often understood as that which relates to the immaterial spirit or soul in contrast to that which is physical or material. In another sense, spirituality is that … Continue reading

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