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The implications of what we believe about God’s Freedom

It is more proper to say God “couldn’t” rather than God “wouldn’t” create a world where he would be anything less than free to achieve his good ends. God is maximum Freedom itself. Once again, look at the Crucifixion. And … Continue reading

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The judgment of the world

The angels were stunned, the stars hid their light, the universe went silent at the audacity of it, the wrongness of it, the outrageousness of it. The Judge of the guilty is himself judged guilty. Here now at last, in … Continue reading

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Are we really disciples of Christ?

How many of us who consider ourselves disciples of Christ live not as if the truth will set us free but as if we are free to make our own truth?

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A fundamental difference in perspective

Life can appear tricky. Why? Worldliness is truthy. The Gospel is true.

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Yet another signpost

Mystical truths seem as riddles when you first hear them. Once you later are allowed to understand them, you realize all at once that these “riddles” correspond to the deepest mode of reality and are what they first claimed to … Continue reading

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The truth can be tricky

You may be living your truth, hanging onto things, things like old injuries, and breathing the foul air that comes with that. And if that is what you want and need, just realize there is a bigger truth you are … Continue reading

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“You want me on that wall — you need me on that wall!”

Part of the reason that quote from A Few Good Men is so powerful is that somewhere in the deep recesses of our mind, our fear finds that sentiment seductively comforting. Especially in post-9/11 America. But truly, why do we … Continue reading

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