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halloween options for christians

My annual list updated for 2010. 1. Treat it like the unrecognized, under-appreciated “pre-holiday” holiday that it is, and decorate your entire house and yard with orange lights, pumpkins, spiders, coffins, cobwebs, ghosts, and scary music. 2. Turn off the porch light and go out for a nice, uninterrupted dinner. 3. Find a church with… Continue reading halloween options for christians

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the catastrophe of following Jesus

This was the final week of the spiritual formation lecture series, taught by professors from Biola University’s Institute for Spiritual Formation. I’ve been posting my notes here for anyone who’s interested. Last night’s lecture was titled “The Catastrophe of Following Jesus,” which seems to suggest rebranding the “New Believer’s Class” as more of a “Buyer… Continue reading the catastrophe of following Jesus

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spiritual growth in unemployment

With the benefit of hindsight, I’ve been processing all the thoughts and feelings from my 15 months of unemployment. Ironically, I think I am better understanding what was/is happening after last week’s spiritual formation lecture on spiritual dryness and “dark nights.” First of all, I look back several years to when I left a secure… Continue reading spiritual growth in unemployment

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More to the Christian life – Spiritual Dryness

Week 6 of the spiritual formation lecture series, was about why believers sometimes suffer times of terrible dryness when God seems distant and uninvolved. The series is taught by professors from Biola University’s Institute for Spiritual Formation. I’ve been reposting my notes here hoping they may be of help to others. As believers we often… Continue reading More to the Christian life – Spiritual Dryness