November 29, 2018

Tohu wa-bohu to Tov

John begins his Gospel, “In the beginning,” to take us back to Genesis 1 and the creation story. Here is God’s own the description of the universe prior to creation. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now […]
November 15, 2018

Confusion to Order

Logos, (Greek: “word,” “reason,” or “plan”) in Greek philosophy and theology, the divine reason implicit in the cosmos, ordering it and giving it form and meaning. Have you spent any time digging into the Prologue at the beginning of the […]
November 8, 2018

Obedience out of Love, Logic, and Gratitude

Performance is fear-based. Obedience is love-based. Performance is about points, as in accumulating enough points to earn the rewards we deserve. Obedience is about pleasing, as in pleasing my Heavenly Father. As I have pondered my own transition from performance […]
November 1, 2018

Performance or Obedience

I have been railing against performance for the past few weeks, primarily because we all know we live in a culture that idolizes performance. We are graded by our performance. Our self-worth is defined by our performance. This applies to […]

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