Tag: dwell

  • It’s Not What You Think – Jefferson Bethke

    I had read and enjoyed Jefferson Bethke’s book [amazon_link id=”B00C4ZCZFM” target=”_blank” ]Jesus > Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough[/amazon_link]. When I was given a chance to review his new book, [amazon_link id=”B00WDJSWVK” target=”_blank” ]It’s Not What You Think: Why Christianity Is About So Much More […]

  • Dwell

    I am often asked, “If God knew how things were going to turn out, why did He create the world?” There are lots of token answers. But the most satisfying answer I am settling on more and more is profound in its simplicity. God wanted to dwell with us. When God created the world and […]

  • God is Not Like WalMart

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    We live in a consumer driven culture today and can easily allow this influence to creep into our walk with God. At our very core, we want to feel happy and get whatever we desire, more than glorifying God, learning obedience, or serving others. In this view, it is not long before God exists to satisfy […]

  • If We Live Right, God Will Bless Us. Right?

    The most common view of life with God today is a picture of us living under divine rules in order to avoid calamity. Follow the rules, live right, and God will bless us. Right? We want God on our side. In simple terms, we want to move his hand or manipulate him. A God who controls […]