Thursday, May 28, 2015

From Transformed You with Mark & Melissa DeJesus (#054: Developing a Strategy for Overcoming [Podcast])

"Any season where you feel like you're in waiting, that is your time to process out your Gift and who you are."

What need you believe?

Matt Walsh: "Demons exist. Evil forces are at work in our world. This is a fact. As a Christian, you have to believe this or you are not a Christian. To deny it is to deny Scripture and to deny Christ's saving work on the Cross. Demons are real. Possession is real. It's scary, it's horrible, it's terrifying, but it's the reality."

Hmmm...

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Shake the dust from your feet?

"Keep away from angry, short-tempered men, lest you learn to be like them and endanger your soul."  Proverbs 22:24-25 (TLB)


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Is Sanctification progressive?

Having encountered 1 Corinthians 6:11 anew, where it seems to frame sanctification as a completed act, I did some Googling and found these references:

http://matthiasmedia.com/briefing/2013/01/sanctification-is-not-about-progress/

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Tim Storey on how God speaks

From http://www.DoseOfLeadership.com/tim-storey/

...There are different ways that God speaks. One is through the Inner Witness, where you feel like, "Man, I think I want to be a pilot." It's an inner witness. The other way He speaks is through Circumstances. He does things through circumstances; things shift. God closes "a" door to open up The door. So, one is Inner Witness; two is Circumstances; three is through the Word of God, where you can be reading something and it bears Witness with you, and you go, "Wow! Look at what happened! Abraham walked by faith: he went into a land that he knew not of. That's what I'm doing! But here's a way where most people miss it: God speaks through the Multitude of Counselors. It's important to put the right people around you, where you can weigh out your next move. I do it; I've got to do it. I've got so much coming at me at this point in my life that's positive, I need to weigh it out with a few people that really know me, to say, "Tim, you may be biting off more than you can chew; do you really think you can do nine jobs? You already have seven!" Pay attention to all those ways.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

A theological quibble with lyrics

Today's evangelicals will know the song by Paul Baloche – The Same Love.  The chorus:

The same God that spread the heavens wide
The same God that was crucified
Is calling us all by name


One issue: The Judeo-Christian God, is a "Who", not a "that" (or even a "That".)

It might not be a unique understanding, but it's a pretty foundational one.