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Manipulation is a sign of counterfeit Christianity

Manipulation is a sign of counterfeit Christianity. Coercive Christianity is aversive to voluntary surrender to the living Jesus Christ. The freedom to think creatively can never be taken away, but it’s often freely surrendered. Church, by its nature, is coercive. … Continue reading

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I love to be around misfit Christ-followers who daily walk with Jesus outside of religious boxes.

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Is this CRT possible (Compassionate Racial Togetherness)?

The belief that our racist past has been fully dealt with is an illusion that causes America much pain and confusion. It’s time to take a compassionate and critical approach to the theory of race that was widely taught and … Continue reading

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Are you too entwined to be genuine?

To be genuineBegin to unwindThe mythsThat have you entwined. “Don’t be vulnerable,”Is bad advice,Because if you’re notYou’ll be cold as ice. When your heartIs shut downYour mindCan never trulyUnwind. When “I’m okay,”Isn’t true,It’s probably notThe very best thingYou could say. … Continue reading

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Our thoughts & feelings produce many mirages

Life is full of mirages. The way things seem to your senses isn’t always the way they really are. Our consciousness contains both illusion and truth. It’s important to separate the two. Be attentive to your inner self. You can … Continue reading

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A head full of theology can be spiritually dead

Christian spiritual formationRequires inner transformation,Not just biblical information. Learning doctrine in our head, we can still be spiritually dead. We need to let God’s fire continually burn in our heart! Christians can be taught by Jesus — instructed directly by … Continue reading

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Christ-centered exuberance is the biblical norm

Exuberance isn’t an extraordinary expression of Christianity. It’s the biblical norm for following Jesus. Tidy Christianity tends to quench the Holy Spirit. Christianity in the Bible isn’t organized, formalized, or intellectualized. You don’t work up genuine love for Jesus. When … Continue reading

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The faintest thought could be the voice of God and can cure second hand faith

I’ve never been satisfiedWith religious information,But Christ-centered contemplation,Floods me with inspiration. Information without wonder is drab. Information that stirs the heart is thrilling! To contemplate is to ponder with wonder. Contemplation discovers the splendid in the simple. I like to … Continue reading

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God woke you up one more time today!

God did it one more time today. He woke you up this morning! I’m so glad that Jesus can be personally encountered and related to and not just learned about through others. What you experience is more powerful than what … Continue reading

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Pentecost defined

Pentecost — to be so overcome with the Spirit that people think you are drunk. (“These people are not drunk, as you suppose.” Acts 2:15) Without spiritual fire burning in people’s hearts, Pentecost is just a religious word. Peter used … Continue reading

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