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Month: May 2017

Interceding Evangelistically

And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will.


Praying Persistently

Prayer is asking. It is a request. But here is the difficult truth: all prayer is answered but not all requests are granted.


Embracing Trust and Obedience

The dynamics of trust and obedience define the relational and personal dimensions of faith. We tend to treasure what we trust and trust what we treasure.


A Person-Centered Faith

At its most basic level, Christian faith is a centered, personal, relational response involving trust and obedience.


The Humility of Interdependence

Human identity is formed as we navigate a process of separating and joining. We become most fully who we are, not when we reach independence, but when we understand our interdependence and recognize that we are both separate and connected to those around us.


Embracing Holy Spirit Power

The Holy Spirit is present, active, and involved with all of creation in a life-giving way.


The Embrace of the Self-Giving Christ

Christ’s self-giving love overcomes human hatred while at the same time creating space within Christ to receive estranged humanity.


Embracing God Who Creates

Creation is never an extra in Christian faith; it is foundational. All else moves outward from there.


The Cross-Resurrection Contradiction

“As Christians, we have a great deal to say about the meaning of suffering.”