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Unity and the Exceptional Life

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     I’m working on a couple of writing projects right now. One is on eternal life and another is on retranslating the Gospels, inserting all the different biblical terms I’m redefining. What I’ve found is that so much of our … Continue reading

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Jesus, the Serpent, and Eternal Life

John 3:15      How about another twist on the John 3 text? “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the son of man be lifted up that whoever believes in him should have eternal life.” … Continue reading

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The Death of Individualism

       I’m getting ready to plant another garden this year. I’ve started turning over the soil so all the leaves and compost can breakdown to add nutrients and texture to the soil. I bought some seeds—snap peas, green beans, … Continue reading

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11 Ways to Receive Eternal Life

       Eternal life is one of my favorite topics. And it’s one of the most difficult to get across. I preached and taught about it for eleven years. And still, if you ask people in my congregation “what is … Continue reading

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Eternal Life isn’t Eternal

Matthew 25:31-46      Does it make any difference to anyone (preachers included) that the concepts of the kingdom of heaven and eternal life have been so misconstrued over the centuries that we miss proclaiming the true life God wants for us … Continue reading

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Following Jesus, the Serpent on a Stick

John 3:13-17 13 No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son … Continue reading

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The Price of Eternal Life

  Luke 10:38-42       I tend to feel guilty when I’m not being productive. What’s that all about? I think this is the “way of the world” — the gotta-be-busy mindset. Unfortunately, busyness is a high price to pay when … Continue reading

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Perish the Thought

  Luke 13:1-9 If you don’t bear fruit, perish the thought, you’ll burn forever. Isn’t that why the axe lies at the foot of the tree (Matt. 3:10)? It’s to scare all the fruitless trees into taking care of the … Continue reading

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Centering Prayer – A Journey Toward Happiness

  Practicing centering prayer will change your life. Don’t let the word “prayer” throw you. There’s a tendency to compartmentalize the notion of prayer from some forms of institutional religion but practicing it has shown it to be a journey … Continue reading

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A New Eternal Life

John 6:35, 41-51 Eternal life – this is one of my favorite topics. I’ve been preaching and teaching about it for eight years, since 2004. And still, if you ask most people in my congregation “what is eternal life?” they’ll … Continue reading

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