When we look throughout history that God interacted with humanity, He left them inside the human culture as it was at the time. The Old Testament is Israel’s history for the most part captured by narrators and prophets of God revealing through their particular set of glasses what was happening. When God came to Gideon and helped to rescue Israel, Gideon didn’t suddenly … [Read More...] about The Nature of God: Part III
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Mike Rakes is a pastor, educator, prophet, and author, who—along with his wife, Darla—serves the body of Christ and has a passion to share the love of God with everyone. Mike has a heart for communicating to American culture about a God in which so many have lost faith. He believes in making theology practical and understandable for every person. For years, Mike delivers prophetic words to people everywhere he goes. He believes that once a person experiences the love of God and hears what God really thinks about them, it changes everything. Both he and Darla have dedicated their lives to listen to the voice of God and follow wherever He leads.
Just to make sure we’re on the right track when it comes to thinking about the nature of God here are a few more words that more fully describe austerity. Caution, carefulness, cutbacks, decrease, meanness, skimping, thriftiness, harshness, recession, rigor, regulations, sparingness, stinginess, and hardship. Whoa, that’s just not the God that we see reflected in Jesus … [Read More...] about The Nature of God: Part II
When our son was in the third-grade I was watching him play basketball at a tournament one Saturday morning in Orlando. He has always been a great athlete and an even greater competitor and that was no different when he was the point guard that summer. He was a great ball handler and could shoot the ball for an elementary kid pretty good. I realized that he seemed not to … [Read More...] about The Nature of God: Part I
At the turn of the last century, Ferdinand Saussure, a famous linguist, made several seemingly simple yet profound discoveries about the way humans use language. He contended that (1) language is the domain of speaking out loud, or articulation; (2) each idea expressed through language is assigned a certain sound; and (3) the sound itself becomes the sign of the intended … [Read More...] about The Giant of Pluralism