Tag Archives: Biblical Mysticism

The Party of Holy Cynicism

When the Devil quotes Scripture, it has always been taken out of context. Satan is careful to interpret the Word correctly, but applies it to the wrong situation. In the case of the Temptations in the Wilderness, everything Satan said … Continue reading

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Deconstructing 01

I do not rely on logic to persuade. I lay out the logic of things and trust your own convictions to confirm or deny what I say. There’s a reason for that, of course: If you live by logic and … Continue reading

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Try to Imagine

Typical is not necessarily normal. A critical element of heart-led faith, of walking by conviction, is that we are granted a stronger and more conscious connection to our own bodies. That’s a clear element in being more firmly connected to … Continue reading

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The Identity of Escape

We live under the Curse of the Fall. For all our efforts, there is absolutely nothing we can do from here to get out, except to die. Meanwhile, we live with the misery of having no purpose, and most people … Continue reading

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Death Is a Reward

The otherworldly orientation is the only one that makes any sense given the full truth of things. A major element in the online chatter about the mosque shooting in New Zealand is the repeated question: How do we stop this … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — John 3:1-12

A case can be made for thinking that the dialog of Jesus ends at verse 12 and John continues on with commentary. John recorded his gospel in good school-boy Greek, a language that has few of the punctuation marks we … Continue reading

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A Few Returning to Eden

Consider the logic: If mankind is fallen, then nothing mankind dreams up will work in the long run. Do you not find it strange that a vast swath of Westerners claim to believe in the Fall, but nothing they do … Continue reading

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