Tag Archives: Bible
The Denial of the Spiritual Realm in Western Christianity
Years ago, I was doing outreach every Friday night in the Lower-East side of Vancouver, British Columbia. I regularly met with several people including Bev, a First Nations (Native American) woman. One Friday, I met her boyfriend. At the time, … Continue reading
Pihop, Bethel, Jake Hamilton and the Tensions of Charismatic Faith
One of the interesting dynamics at the School of Supernatural Ministry at Pihop that I am involved in is that it is the combination of two separate movements of the Holy Spirit. On one hand there is Bethel and on … Continue reading
How do we to handle and understand failure in ministry?
The question, “How do we handle and understand failure in ministry?” has been on my mind for some time. In my Pihop/SSM internship we are currently reading God’s Generals by Roberts Liardon. It tells the story of numerous revivalists who did … Continue reading
The Christian Social Economics of Exclusion and Vilification: The Family of God, an alternative approach.
[In previous posts on this point I have explained how the Pharisees became preoccupied with excluding others, with maintaining and observing outwardly observable traditions and laws, and using the Bounded Set paradigm for understanding their own community. This led to … Continue reading
The Spirituality of the Beloved Princes and Princesses
The healthiest model of the spiritual dynamics of those following Jesus Christ I know of comes from Dr. Chuck Miller in his book The Spiritual Formation of Leaders. Also, buy this book. It is worth $100. This model is called … Continue reading
Addendum: Is the Bible the “Word of God” that is “God-breathed” and “useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness?”
In the course of writing my last series of blogs two issues came up that I could not fit into my previous posts, but I believe deserve consideration. The issue is that there are two scriptural passages that I have … Continue reading
Why I left Christianity.
Recently I left Christianity. While I have had some amazingly positive experiences in my twenty some years in Christianity, including moments where I truly experienced the love of God, shared true heart-warming fellowship with other Christians, and even times where … Continue reading
Transparency in the Family of God: The tension.
Dysfunctional families always share a core set of rules that everyone is required to obey. One of the central rules is a rule to not talk. This code of silence keeps family members from talking about what is going on … Continue reading →