The Meekness Conspiracy Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 One of the very best things to me about Scripture is it’s limitless depth. When you get to the point of presuming that you have mastered a section, scripture has a way of quickly humbling you. Take this single verse from the Beatitudes, it has been translated so improperly that it beggars belief. It’s seriously almost offensive, we have… Continue reading Revolutionary Papers: June 27, 2019
Blessed are those mourning for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4 As was covered yesterday, this statement from the Beatitudes refers not solely to the condition of mourning as we perceive it in the English language but to those who grieve over a lost hope. In a way the English applies as in the death… Continue reading Revolutionary Papers: June 26, 2019
Blessed are those mourning for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4 The death, burial and resurrection of hope. The Beatitudes begin and end with the Kingdom of God, it bookends them so that we will understand the context that they are applied in. This is important to understand as the concept of the Kingdom is… Continue reading Revolutionary Papers: June 25, 2019
Blessed (empowered to prosper) are the poor in the spiritual realm: for theirs is the Kingdom of the Heavens. Matthew 5:3 First steps are important. They are even more important when they are viewed in context with the whole plot. We have lost this in the West. You can blame it on many things but… Continue reading Revolutionary Papers: June 24, 2019
Revivals are one of the rarest occurrences in Christianity and for this reason they are also one of the most desired experiences in Christianity. Like the illusion of the rarity of diamonds that causes their prices to remain very high, those things that are rare are the things that we deem as the most valuable.… Continue reading Satan’s Cure for Revival: The Sowing of Leaven
So, I’m really not a big “smash sinners” guy. You know what they say about people who live in glass houses, how they probably shouldn’t vacuum naked and all. So this post isn’t about that. God gave us the cross because he knew we were basically going to suck and suck big-time. We all suck… Continue reading Heart Check
Have you ever stopped the world for a second and taken a long, hard look at what we have become? I have, and what I have seen has shocked me to my core. You see, to conform inside of the Cult of Normal truly is the easiest thing in the world to accomplish, you just… Continue reading The (ab)normal Christian Life
Button your lip. Don’t let the shield slip. Take a fresh grip on your bullet proof mask. And if they try to break down your disguise with their questions – You can hide, hide, hide, Behind paranoid eyes. You put on our brave face and slip over the road for a jar. Fixing your grin… Continue reading Amerikan Babylon
This is not a simple thing, getting simple. Much of what we do is rooted in our identity as 21st century beings and it is very difficult to shed those thought processes. I have come to feel that the trappings of the zeitgeist can only really be seen when they are held up in contrast… Continue reading Worship: Singing Your Lies.
‘If I had my way, I’d fire you. You aren’t the God of serious men, you’re the God of little girls that wish upon a star’. Thus began my prayer time today. No reflective pause at the start, no praising Him for this or that thing, no coming before him in the mighty and incomparable… Continue reading The God of Serious Men?