Many of us are aware that Bill and Bob started AA in 1935. Their fellowship originated in a faith-based understanding that those beset by similar problems are best suited to help each other. It wasn't until 1946 and the adoption of the "Traditions" that AA distanced itself from overtly Protestant theology. The objective of this … Continue reading Recovery Community Meetings. The Biblical Basis.
Many of the evangelical leaders - ones I love and respect - are painting borders. Putting up fences. To them, it's their job to assess me. I'm either in or out, from their perspective. If I believe one way or have this or that problem, I'm either welcome or not. Sounds like a "clique" at least. "Cult" is a tough term to swallow. But a big chunk of evangelical christendom totters on the brink of apostasy. Sounds like Pharisees are taking over, doesn't it?
When I give treats to my Dog it's for one of three reasons. First, she's always asking. Next, she really deserves a treat for doing all the right stuff. Finally, I just plain love her and want to let her know how much I appreciate her. Invariably her reaction is the same. Her face brightens, … Continue reading Another Dogly Thought
6 Days, or 14.77 Billion Years? It's actually Both. And I can't understand it. Just like: Jesus was fully God and fully man. I don't get that either, but I believe it.
Mark 8:4 “Then His disciples answered Him, “How can one satisfy these people with bread here in the wilderness?” This verse is an interesting revelation into the challenge of faith in God. The verse comes from the story of Jesus feeding 4000 people who were following Him to hear His teaching and see His signs […]The … Continue reading The Faith Challenge — Center of Hope Church
It seems like a characteristic of any "winner" is pride. Pride drives "accomplishment" in life. The runner is driven to train harder, to go further in less time. Pride says, "see me - I did it." And the inference is "don't you think I'm amazing?" Pride says: "I feel awesome" after accomplishing that goal. Worse, … Continue reading Meditation: On Pride and the Unworthy Servant
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Excellent, informative, historically anchored. Great read. Earth is (always has been) round, so why have the flat-out wrong become so lively? - Ars Technica https://apple.news/A1mbL-jzXQwOUl__r7TCXqw