Monthly Archives: August 2012

My Journey Into the Love of the Triune God

In my seventh decade of life (b. 1949) I now see that my entire life has been a journey, a pathway that I’ve followed by God’s grace, a road that leads home. But home is not in some far off … Continue reading

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The Best User-friendly Theology Book in Years

The host pastor for our Chicago ACT 3 Cohort is Rev. Dr. George Byron Koch, pastor of Resurrection Anglican Church in West Chicago. George and I have begun to share this missional-ecumenical journey very deeply. George is the author of … Continue reading

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An Opportunity for Training in Healing Prayer

Christians are often tossed back and forth by the biblical idea of physical healing, the role of prayer and the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Confusion abounds. Few churches actually equip people to pray for healing and fewer still encourage … Continue reading

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Why Must Christians Defend Jesus By Lopping Off Ears?

My good friend Tom Tollet lives in Memphis (TN) and was one of the very best friends my late mom and dad had in the final years in Memphis, before retiring to Huntsville (AL). Tom has been a friend since … Continue reading

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Living in God's Love, Filled with Hope, Facing Great Trials

Jamie Stober describes himself as a newly confessional Lutheran theologian of the armchair variety who is looking forward for the opportunities coming up ahead on the pilgrimage that is the Christian life. He loves Jesus Christ and wants to serve … Continue reading

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An ACT 3 Luncheon with Brendan Purcell

The last two days I have written blogs about science and creation. I published a review of Brendan Purcell’s new book, From Big Bang to Big Mystery, written by Irish scholar, Dr. Joe McCarroll. I also mentioned that I have … Continue reading

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From Big Bang to Big Mystery (A Review: Part 2)

Yesterday, I published the first part of Dr. Joe McCarroll’s review of Brendan Purcell’s important new book, From Big Bang to Big Mystery. Today I publish the second part of his review. I believe this portion of the review explains … Continue reading

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From Big Bang to Big Mystery: The Question of Human Origins

I grew up in an ecclesial context that had positively no regard for insights we might gain from evolution. During my student years at Wheaton College I learned to think of creation differently and began to open my mind to … Continue reading

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The ACT 3 Missional-Ecumenical Cohort Groups 2012

The ACT 3 Missional-Ecumenical Cohort group might be the very kind of leadership training experience that you need to jump start your journey into a new stage of growth. The ACT 3 Cohort is an eight-month learning process than involves … Continue reading

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An Ancient-Modern Way to Equip Transformissional Leadership

Do you long to be a Christ-like peacemaker, a bridge-builder, and a servant-leader?  Do you believe that Christ’s kingdom is not about a program but rather about being one with God’s people in a relational unity that leads to deeply shared mission? I have recently shared … Continue reading

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