Tag Archives: Jesus Christ

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

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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

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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

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The Christian Social Economics of Exclusion and Vilification: The Pharisees v2.0

The Christian religious system has rather thoroughly replicated the conditions, attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and social organization of the Pharisees.  This has not surprisingly rather thoroughly replicated the error of the Pharisees and the social economy of the Christian religious system revolves … Continue reading

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The Christian Social Economics of Exclusion and Vilification: Bounded Set Communities

Before the rest of this post you need to watch this Youtube video by Dave Schmelzer.  He presents a great explanation of Bounded Set and Centered Set thinking and it relates to religious communities. While Schmelzer talks about both, the … Continue reading

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The Christian Social Economics of Exclusion and Vilification: The Error of the Pharisees

[So far I have talked about how the most common approach to the Bible in Christianity is highly problematic, how Christianity is secular in most of its practices and how the most common Christian spirituality sets Christians up for failure.  … Continue reading

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Understanding the Heart of the Father

In my last post I talked about how the spirituality of followers of Jesus should be and suggested that issues of identity are incredibly important.  I felt more should be said on this issue since I think a lot of … Continue reading

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