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BLOG 1/18/19. A WORD OF EXPLANATION TO MY SUBSCRIBERS

BLOG 1/18/19. A WORD OF EXPLANATION TO MY SUBSCRIBERS In my last blog (1/15/19) I broached the subject of disciples and disciple-making. Those are such commonly used, and s commonly misunderstood or misused, that I have become consumed with an … Continue reading

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BLOG 1/15/19. WHAT ON EARTH IS A ‘DISCIPLE’?

BLOG 1/15/19. WHAT ON EARTH IS A DISCIPLE? As per the New Testament gospel recorder, Matthew, Jesus’ parting mandate to his followers was to: “go and make disciples from every people-group/nation in the world …” Fine. So, what does such … Continue reading

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BLOG 1/11/19. THE CHURCH IS AN ‘ALREADY-BUT-NOT-YET’ COMMUNITY

BLOG 1/11/19. THE CHURCH IS AN ‘ALREADY-BUT-NOT-YET’ COMMUNITY Hey! If you’re looking for the perfect church, I’ve got news for you: It doesn’t exist. That really is a liberating thought. Think what it would be for you and me to … Continue reading

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BLOG 1/8/19. CONTAGIOUS FAITH … VERSUS GOSPEL ASSAULT

BLOG 1/8/19. CONTAGIOUS FAITH … VERSUS GOSPEL ASSAULT I must confess, up front, that I am a bit shy, and am an introvert, and probably have a life-long inferiority complex, all of which means that I am more than a … Continue reading

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BLOG 1/4/19. WHAT IS MY ANTICIPATION OF THE CHURCH?

BLOG 1/4/19. WHAT IS MY ANTICIPATION OF THE CHURCH? Face it, it is incredibly easy—too easy—to participate in the Christian church / community and in Christian worship with total attention blindness about what its real purpose it to be for … Continue reading

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BLOG 12/21/18. THE INCARNATION OF GOD IN CHRIST HAS CONSEQUENCES

BLOG 12/21/18. THE INCARNATION OF GOD IN CHRIST HAS CONSEQUNCES   The Christmas celebration has been so taken captive by the commercial and entertainment interests of our society, that it has almost ceased to be a time of reflection on … Continue reading

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BLOG 12/18/18. THE “ONE ANOTHER” COMMAND OF JESUS

BLOG 12/18/18. THE “ONE ANOTHER” COMMAND OF JESUS I think that if I were to write another study[1] on the nature and mission of the church (ecclesiology), I would write the first chapter on the inescapable prominence of the one … Continue reading

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BLOG 12/14/18. THE CHURCH IS THE “DWELLING PLACE OF GOD”?

BLOG 12/14/18. THE CHURCH IS “THE DWELLING PLACE OF GOD”? For the apostle to state that the church is the dwelling place of God by the Spirit (Ephesians 2:22) …given our often-trivialized understanding of the church, sounds almost outrageous. But, … Continue reading

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BLOG 12/11/18. SELF-EXAMINATION IN AUTHENTICITY IN OUR NEW HUMANITY

BLOG 12/11/18. SELF-EXAMINATION IN AUTHENTICITY IN NEW HUMANITY In both of his Corinthian letters, the apostle encourages the Corinthian believers to examine themselves to see if they are in the faith. It is, to be sure, a wholesome discipline. In … Continue reading

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BLOG 12/7/18. THE CHURCH … THEN COMES DISILLUSIONMENT

BLOG 12/7/18. THE CHURCH … THEN COMES DISILLUSIONMENT Okay. If the church is the ‘communal form of God’s new humanity,’ why is it often such a confusing and disillusioning scene on the stage of this present human scene? In these … Continue reading

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