The Difference a Sojourner’s Lifestyle Makes to Settlers

Continued from Yesterday “What is a Christian: How Should He View himself and His Mission? (part 4) Today: The effect of a sojourners lifestyle on settlers This disquiets the settler. He or she believes in Christ but still looks for fulfillment and joy in things, and experiences, and accomplishments, rather than in Christ himself—in the … More The Difference a Sojourner’s Lifestyle Makes to Settlers

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When a Christian understands the cross-shapedness of his calling, what happens?

Continued from Yesterday “What is a Christian: How Should He View Himself and His Mission? (part 3) To be a sojourner, to be a fisher of men, is to understand the cross-shapedness of our calling. We must train our people to be driven by a vision of the cross. Believers in Christ who know, who … More When a Christian understands the cross-shapedness of his calling, what happens?

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The Difference Between a Sojourner and a Settler

Continued from Monday (What is a Christian? How should he view himself and his mission? Part 1) “What is a Christian: How Should He View himself and His Mission? (Part 2)     A settler, like a sojourner, is a person who is on a journey.  My image, as a white-middle class 49 years old,* who grew … More The Difference Between a Sojourner and a Settler

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What is a Christian? How Should He View Himself and His Mission?

Monday Discussion How do you think about yourself and your life as a Christian? Who are you in Christ? What is a biblical way of thinking about the answer to those questions that can transform your spiritual life? What is the self identity of the Christian? How is the believer to view himself in his … More What is a Christian? How Should He View Himself and His Mission?

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Spirit of the Living God, Break Me in Pieces

Tuesday Musings: Brokenness vs Usefulness We called him “Wild Bill.”  Closer to sixty than forty, Dr. Bill Iverson was not your typical seminary professor.  A gifted evangelist and an original thinker, Bill was always challenging either what you thought or what you did as a Christian.  Bill impacted my life in many ways but the story … More Spirit of the Living God, Break Me in Pieces

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Rethinking Conversion and How We Start Discipleship

Weekend Musings “Could it be that in these two acts, repentance and baptism, we have the hub or locus of a Christian conversion?  Could it be that this is the twofold pivot on which the whole experience hangs, and by which the experience becomes a true and good beginning to the Christian life and ultimately … More Rethinking Conversion and How We Start Discipleship

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Liberals, Conservatives, Greens, Ann Coulter, Walter Williams, Ricky Gervais, and Theology

Weekend Links This weeks links are fewer. (I have too many deadlines to accomplish much outside reading.) Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend. I hope your team wins, your family’s love, your neighbors know your compassion, and your heart is centered in the King who is coming again to judge the living and the dead. As always, … More Liberals, Conservatives, Greens, Ann Coulter, Walter Williams, Ricky Gervais, and Theology

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