Iona – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); Iona is a place of invitation Iona invites you to be at one with God with yourself with creation both land and sea both animal and human Iona is a place of invitation to love and be loved…   This is Only a Snippet of a Christian Article written by cyberfizh Read Full Article

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The Hidden Life of Trees – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); This article is dedicated to my daughter and son-in-law, Hannah and James, as they approach their first wedding anniversary. Below are the words of the address I gave on their wedding day… Today is a significant step in our collective family trees.   So what I would like to reflect on for a moment is just that – trees. I know that sounds strange but please hear me out. We probably all know that trees…

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Brief Encounter(s) | c y b e r f i z h – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); I want to talk about brief encounters. Not ‘Brief Encounter’ the 1945 classic British film scripted by Noel Coward and starring Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson. But the brief encounters we experience and that Jesus experienced in the gospels. Brief and potentially life changing. They may not be romantic, like the classic film, but they certainly can touch deep feelings. Brief, rollercoaster encounters, just like the roller coaster music by Rachmaninov, the theme music…

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Saint George and the Dragon Age: Hic Sunt Dracones – Christian Article

C.S. Lewis, famous for ‘The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe’, stated in one of his non-fictional works,  ‘Mere Christianity’, ‘The moment you wake up, all your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists in listening to that other voice, that point of view, letting that other stronger, quieter life come flowing in.’ In other words, our path toward being fully human involves a recognition each day that…

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On the Courage to Speak of God – Christianity Now – Medium – Christian Article

Most of us know people who aren’t inclined to speak for themselves. People who, when asked where they’d like to eat, what they’d like to do, or what they’re interested in, respond by deferring to either group opinion or a kind of verbally confused pantomime. They don’t want to step on anyone’s feet, and they’re very polite. All this comes from a good mix of civility and conscientiousness, but we’ve also seen when it can work against them. Their significant…

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My Response to an Apostate – Beyond Evangelical – Christian Article

Quick update: I’ve recorded over 25 episodes of the upcoming INSURGENCE Podcast with two different partners. We’re waiting on iTunes to publish the podcast, which I expect to happen by next week. So my hope is that by next week’s Thursday email, I’ll be able to give you the link so you can subscribe. To those of you who skim emails, the heading of this post uses the word “apostate,” not “apostle.” They aren’t the same. Cough.  An apostate is…

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5 Things I Wish Older Christians Told Me – Beyond Evangelical – Christian Article

I could write a book on this topic because there are far more than 5. But this is an email update, not a book. I wish an older Christian told me the following when I was in my 20s. It would have saved me a lot of aggravation, frustration, discouragement, [fill in the blank]. Hold on to your chair. These are blunt, even unsettling, observations. 1) You’ll turn your head and you’ll be 40 years old. So live in the…

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8 Signs of a Modern-Day Pharisee – Beyond Evangelical – Christian Article

Even though it’s been “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” since Pharisees were running around in Century One causing trouble for God’s messengers, Pharisees and Pharisaism are still here. They’re like the poor. They’ll always be with you. While Pharisaism is in sharp decline today (experiencing advanced stages of rigor mortis), the pharisaic spirit still exists. And it’s the chief reason why so many non-Christians want nothing to do with Jesus. When I was 18 years old,…

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