Tag Archives: John 14

How Should We Respond to the Leading of the Spirit?

Sometimes when I read or think about something I get tremendous insights. I might make a strong connection between two things, see an angle I never saw before, or even think something completely original. I am sure you have had … Continue reading

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‘I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life’; Is Jesus the Only Way to Life? Yes and No

When we read of the teaching and actions of Jesus, it becomes clear that Jesus is nothing if not inclusive. He is free with forgiveness, healing, and acceptance and is not at all the sort of person who creates barriers. … Continue reading

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Doubting Thomas Could be My Patron Saint!

Do you have difficulty accepting some things believers claim with certainty as God’s very truth? Do you sometimes question things you were taught in church and Sunday school? Then you might be a doubter. Well I am a doubter too—and … Continue reading

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5 Great Fears Believers Should Never Have

We mentioned before that many believers today are driven by fear—especially in very theologically conservative groups. This includes the fear of God, the fear of hell, the fear of making a mistake, the fear of being wrong, and the fear … Continue reading

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Death is Not the End Because Jesus Offers Us Eternal Life and Happiness

The first four aspects of the Good News are very energizing, exciting, and fulfilling; and they impact our lives tremendously. If these were the only benefits we receive from the Good News of Jesus, then they are more than enough. … Continue reading

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How Should We Respond to Those who Teach Harmful Beliefs?

This is the last post in the series on 6 Religious Beliefs that Cause Tremendous Harm. These are misguided beliefs that take us away from the Good News of Jesus to a life burdened with fear, condemnation, and religious baggage … Continue reading

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The Hope of Theologically Progressive Evangelicalism: Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow

Progressive Christian Blogs issued an invitation for bloggers to write posts on the hope of progressive Christianity. I chose to write on the hope of theologically progressive evangelicalism. In preparation, I posted articles on 19th century evangelicalism, fundamentalism, and current … Continue reading

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Show us the Father

After Jesus told his disciples in the upper room about his Father’s House the conversation about the Father continued. When Thomas said to him, ‘Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’ Jesus … Continue reading

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Jesus Speaks of the Father’s House

The ‘Kingdom of God’ can be a confusing term, but it is less complicated than it seems. It is the community of the Father and has two aspects—the current community on earth and the future, eternal community we join at … Continue reading

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