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Divine Consciousness: What “Being Saved” is Really All About

Divine Consciousness: What Being Saved is Really All About What does “being saved” really mean? I am sometimes asked, “You frequently use the words ‘conscious’ or ‘Divine consciousness’ or ‘higher states of consciousness’ and, sometimes, ‘awake’ or ‘awakening’. What do you mean by these words?” What I mean by “Divine consciousness,” or any of these […]

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LGBT Community: Evangelical Scholar Calls for Full Acceptance into the Church

Given the title to Gushee’s newest book, Changing Our Mind: A Call from America’s Leading Evangelical Ethics Scholar for Full Acceptance of LGBT Christians in the Church, you might think that the distinguished and conservative Christian ethics theologian David P. Gushee is interested in changing the way the Evangelical branch of the Church regards the […]

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The Kingdom of God: What Is It?

“Seek first the kingdom,” counseled Jesus, “…and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33). When I read these words, I have several questions. 1. What is the Kingdom? 2. Why should the Kingdom be sought? 3. If I were so inclined, where would I seek the Kingdom? 4. What “things shall be […]

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What to Do When a Pet Dies

When a pet dies, what do you do? This post first appeared on my BeliefNet.com blog. Last Wednesday, we said “Good-bye” to our beloved Oscar, a mini-Dachshund, who brought to Pam and me more joy, laughter, and companionship than I can describe here. I have never cried so much in all my life. Will I […]

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Growing Old: How Does Anybody Do It?

The recent public storm over actress Renee Zellweger’s changing facial look is raising the age-old question about growing old: How does anybody do it? You don’t. Growing old does you. That’s the conclusion to which I have come, anyway. Nobody grows old. You just wake up one day and realize you are. Dress up aging […]

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Know God – You Can, You Know

How to Know God Or, Making Room for More…of God Matthew 22:1-14; Philippians 4:1-9 How to know God. I get that question a lot. I’ve asked that question a lot. Jesus once told a parable of a Wedding Feast (Matthew 22:1-14). A king prepared a huge party…a wedding party…for his son. When the party was […]

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