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Here we have a gem that most Westerners miss, not because they don’t read it, but because they don’t get the full depth of meaning. The quintessence of all the biblical covenants together is fellowship and communion on a very … Continue reading
A critical element in building a covenant community is ditching the goal-oriented thinking. Thinking in terms of a concrete goal and efficiency is what turned mainstream Christian religion into a huge conversion machine. Mainstream evangelism is little more than manipulation; … Continue reading
It’s a parallel society. Keep in mind that in most biblical usage, “the world” is the fallen human society without redemption. It’s the same Creation, but with a blinding veil of concrete reality, eating from the Forbidden Fruit of Knowledge … Continue reading
By now you may have caught a whiff of something my recent posts have been reaching for: We live a life of worship. In that sense, life is ritual. Our human existence on this earth is rightly shaped by an … Continue reading
Let’s recall something very important: In Christ we live the paradox of having on the one hand a command to commune with others because it’s the nature of our communion with God. To be one with the Father is to … Continue reading
(Note: To give you some perspective, Gary S. Paxton is most famous for writing the song, “Monster Mash.”) There is a significant behavioral clinical literature on “conversion experience.” It’s a well established phenomena in psychology. It’s used in all sorts … Continue reading