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Bystanders in the Kingdom

Most of the time we find that we are bystanders in situations. As bystanders in any group or institution we can choose whether we will be part of the Kingdom of God, or not. Continue reading

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The state of nature and the Kingdom of God

The worth and value of each life can’t be learned simply from observing how each living thing interacts with each other. Social, political, and economic equality between people cannot be learned from the state of nature. Justice and mercy and love cannot be learned from the state of nature. In other words, the Kingdom of God cannot be learned from the state of nature. Continue reading

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Stand

Citizens of Heaven stand, first, in God’s Country. We stand in a place where love is the law, and where compassion is the exercise of that law. We stand in a place where justice and mercy are never contradictory, and where glory and humility are mirrored in each other. Continue reading

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Living beatitudes

How do the Beatitudes speak to our life as Christians in this world that is so often turned upside down, and in which fear and hate seem to run wild? Continue reading

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Imagine

“But about that day and hour no one knows… therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.” What a world that is going to be. Imagine. Continue reading

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Chickpeas & the management of impressions

I keep chickpeas on my shelf to serve as a reminder that I need to continually put down my desire for approval, for accolades, for acceptance. It reminds me that my identity is to be based on who I am as a child of God. Continue reading

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Being saved from ‘gloomy saints’

The community of faith is a community of kingdom-focused, Jesus loving, party-goers! So why do we assume that life with God is a bore? Continue reading

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The Gospel according to Minions

Minions model a rich faithfulness and a discipline of submission that is both powerful and attractive. The biggest compliment for a Minion would be the words ‘well done good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your master. Continue reading

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Teeter-totter kingdom

We live out forgiveness: expressing it to others, as much as we live in forgiveness, receiving it from our Lord. We simply cannot live in the Kingdom of God without it. Continue reading

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Choosing simple: part 2

When I first started to think about the discipline of Simplicity, I decided to see what our good friend ‘Google’ had to say about it. It made it sound as if simplicity was nothing more that a matter of deciding what to do with the stuff we have. It also seemed very consumption based. Continue reading

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