Followers of the Way

the road through a forest

In the first century, Christians were called followers of the “the way”. Now whether this is a play on Jesus’ words that “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life” I am not sure. What catches my eye in this phrase is the fact they were not known by their beliefs as much as …

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A beginners guide to following the Way

Glacier Park Lake McDonald north view

When Jesus introduced the way of life to the masses he began by describing the heart that is required in the follower. He opened his teaching by declaring: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”  Matt 5:3 First and foremost Jesus wanted to let everyone know that the path …

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Holistic Theology

California bush

According to Mark Twain, good judgment is the product of experience—and experience is the product of poor judgment. This tongue in cheek comment illustrates in a comical way how life is often so hopelessly interwoven that attempting to separate it into little stacks that do not touch is impossible. For example, in this little quip, …

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Beginning with the Bible

Bible and glasses

From “The Way of the Bible” I have often heard people say, sometimes in frustration, how can we understand the Bible? Smart people throughout time all seem to study it and all seem to get different answers. How am I supposed to get the “right answer” when I read it? This may seem like a …

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Regarding God

Glacier Park Lake McDonald

Self existing – uncreated – supernatural(beyond the natural universe) – Transcendent Eternal All-Knowing All-Powerful Personal – Self-aware – Source of all being and personality. Reasonable Knowable Triune – 3 persons/1 substance Father – is eternal, is a spirit, and the source of all – distinct from the Son and the Spirit but one in essence …

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Foundations of the Way

Building the foundation

This article is a summary of topics crucial to walking the way of Jesus. Each topic will be discussed in depth in a series of follow-up articles. God Self existing – uncreated – supernatural(beyond the natural universe) – Transcendent Eternal All – Knowing All-Powerful Personal – Self-aware – Source of all personalty Reasonable Knowable Triune …

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The Way of the Bible

Bible-Isaiah

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalms 119:105 The word of God is the only reasonable guide if we are to walk the path of God. It is His path and only He knows the way. But how does God communicate His way to us? This may …

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The Path is not a Mountain

covered bridge

The path of Jesus is not a mountain to be climbed.It is not desert to cross.It is not a code to be cracked.It is not a puzzle to be solved.It is a love to be lived. Too many times I have approached the journey of following Jesus as if it were through some secret doorway that God moves every night …

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On Loving – Today

walking the path together

Oh Lord give me more… Oh Lord a want to burn with passion… I need, I need, I want, I want, more, more, more… I have been wondering why there are so many songs about seemingly unfulfilled desires in modern Christianity. Whether it is more zeal (or passion) or more love or just more of …

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