Luke 22:27 …but I am among you as one who serves… In the year, 1648, Rembrandt was in the middle of creating some of his most famous paintings. Also in that year there was a woman named, (Jeanne-Marie) Madam Guyon who was considered a Catholic that was open to the supernatural and labeled a mystic in those days. She was a leader in the Quietist movement as it was labeled which basically … [Read more...] about A Theology of Nearness
You can imagine the shakeup that was occurring in the first century when Jesus led his followers into a new and living way to interact and live for God rather than the strict religious attempts of the law from the past. It changed the way people thought about God and also the practical way in which they lived. Nestled in the book of Galatians is Paul’s side of the story when he confronted the … [Read more...] about Are you suffering from Chameliosis?
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 invent toaster ovens. No! … [Read more...] about The Nature of God: Part III
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 life and ministry. What is … [Read more...] about The Nature of God: Part II