"Are you going to fit the culture and be small inside, or are you going to be a misfit and unpack the treasure within you?" -Arthur Burk How does a culture grow smallness? American, Mennonite, or otherwise? What's the difference between cultural sensitivity and an unhealthy assimilation into a culture?
Month: June 2016
arranging our days
"You must arrange your days so that you are experiencing deep contentment, joy, and confidence in your everyday life with God." -Dallas Willard, quoted by John Ortberg in Soul Keeping How do you arrange your days so that your soul remains centered on God?
Hearing God’s Voice (Part 7 of 7): Hearing Within God’s Family
Some speak of the church as an institution, but I think of God's church as a family. When I refer to "God's family," I am not talking about your physical family, or even about your local church group, although I hope that those things are included in your Christian family. God's family is much bigger than …
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Hearing God’s Voice (Part 6 of 7): Telling Others What I Hear
Knowing when and how to share what we hear can be a tough part to navigate in our journey to hearing God. In this post, I would like to focus on three things that have helped me greatly. First of all, hearing God is not equivalent to having the permission to share what I hear. …
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Hearing God’s Voice (Part 5 of 7): Cultivating a Hearing Lifestyle
A key to cultivating a life of hearing God is to think about when you hear Him and make an effort to listen at those times. Not everyone will be the same, so this is not intended as a formula, but I am going to describe the times I hear Him best. -When I am …
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Hearing God’s Voice (Part 4 of 7): Learning to Listen
"We do not need the sign-gifts today because inspiration and revelation have ceased with the death of the last apostle." Well! I laid aside the Sword and Trumpet magazine, and laughed. Inspiration and revelation have ceased! Where in the Bible does it say that? As long as humanity exists, we need inspiration and revelation from …
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