Monthly Archives: November 2007

Fruits of the Flesh – Compromise

This is the fourth installment in the series “Fruits of the Flesh“. Here is the original post. The third Fruit of the Spirit is Peace. The third Fruit of the Flesh is Compromise. I was taking a stroll around downtown … Continue reading

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Missio Dei

Lately my conversations have been peppered largely with talk about mission… God’s mission, our mission… and the Latin phrase Missio Dei, which means “Mission of God”.I love that this phrase has become so popular, because it reminds us that, although … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis on Salvation

I hear a lot of praise for C.S. Lewis’ book Mere Christianity. And I think it is well deserved. But many of those who praise it might well find the following passage (from Book II, Chapter 5) highly disagreeable, and … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Merge

I’m gonna tack on another post about Merge to share with everybody some of my thoughts about it so far, and thoughts from a few others who have come multiple times. Two days ago was our fourth Sunday to do … Continue reading

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Fruits of the Flesh – Happiness

This is the third installment in the series “Fruits of the Flesh“. Here is the original post. The second Fruit of the Spirit is Joy. The second Fruit of the Flesh is Happiness. I wrote at some length about Love … Continue reading

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Snippets from QAF

Last night’s QAF Session was truly amazing. We had between 7 and 12 people there, as there was always some coming-and-going. The quotes that follow are not guaranteed for accuracy. That, and privacy, are two reasons I don’t credit the … Continue reading

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Fruits of the Flesh – Romance

Yesterday I lined up the world’s counterfeit fruits in the post “Fruits of the Flesh.” Now I’m going to hit each one briefly, for a little explanation. The first Fruit of the Spirit is Love. The first Fruit of the … Continue reading

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Fruits of the Flesh

For the fruit of the flesh is: Romance, Happiness, Compromise, Coolness, Friendliness, Social Awareness, Security, and Autonomy Let’s see them side by side: SPIRIT——–FLESH Love———-RomanceJoy———–HappinessPeace———CompromisePatience——CoolnessKindness——FriendlinessGoodness——Social AwarenessFaithfulness–SecuritySelf-Control–AutonomyEach fruit of the flesh is a counterfeit. It can be easy to see them … Continue reading

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Christianity in USAmerica – 10 Questions

These ten questions are from a post on Mark VanSteenwyk’s blog, Jesus Manifesto. Mark leads a community called Imago Dei in the Twin Cities. I’m going to answer them… and encourage you to do the same. Then head over to … Continue reading

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Another Write-up for The Core

I almost missed this one, in the November 2 News-Leader… http://www.news-leader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007711040319 Here’s our portion of the article, in case the link gets archived, and becomes unavailable: On a recent weekend night, the Front Porch on South Avenue was filled with … Continue reading

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