The truth is that spiritual growth, authentic deep and profound spiritual growth happens in the alternation between positive and negative experiences. The times when it seems God is close and near and one feels emboldened in their faith also have an opposite. Since that is absolutely true, there will most definitely be times when a perceived absence of God and His silence is deafening and awakens … [Read more...] about Expect a Reversal Soon
I was on an airplane recently when I encountered a woman just a few years from retirement who, not knowing who I was told me that she was proud to say she had raised her kids to have no faith at all. She said, “I was raised by divorced parents, one Methodist, and the other Episcopalian and by the time I was a teenager I was done with church, god, and all the rest of it.” I was reading some … [Read more...] about Jaded
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?