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Engaging mortality (pet dies) 20 sec video.

Death of Pet (Nathan encounters mortality/separation, video) 1

Here is another (short) installment in exploring the theology of disability and the spiritual growth/development of my autistic son, Nathan (age 11) who has recently claimed that he doesn’t not believe in God (see previous posts). Part of the spiritual formation process involves engagement with mortality; and so it does for Nathan too. The two […]

God: “The Unbelievable Story” (1st Interview with Nathan) 8

Video’s BACK STORY: To get an idea of who Nathan is, and how he thinks (a VERY rough estimation) I’ll be posting some video of interviews with him on his thoughts about God, spiritual things, love, truth, Scripture, Christianity, and things that pertain to this delving into his spiritual formation and understanding. Nathan caught the […]

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What can neither give nor take?

The Generosity Plexus 3

    Our ability to give hinges on our idea of how the world is, does it not? If we believe we must hold tightly to what we have, our ability to receive will also be hindered. If we perceive others, God, or even life in general to be sparse in goodness and blessings, we […]

The Lord’s Prayer is…

This Sunday is my final lesson in the Route 66 Series (Adventures in Spiritual Formation). I will be reviewing the last 11 weeks (briefly), and then capping it off with an examination of the passage of what has come to be called, The Lord’s Prayer. And we will pray it communally as well. It’s a […]

Literary structure/pattern and use of the Lord's Prayer Matt. 6:9-15. (proposal)


Featured Writer: Dr Doug Jackson on Trinity Sunday 2

I wanted to feature this fine Sermoneutics article because I’ll be bringing the concept of Trinity to my class this Sunday.   Sermoneutics is a weekly column authored by Doug Jackson. Before coming to South Texas School of Christian Studies, Dr. Jackson pastored churches for nearly twenty-five years. For more from Doug Jackson, check out […]

Thou Shalt Not

What Laws did Christ Fulfill? (Or, should we follow ancient Hebrew laws?) 6

Have you ever heard someone say, “The Bible says you can’t get a tattoo.” or “God’s law says women shouldn’t dress like men,” or made some truth statement about Christian conduct based on The 10 Commandments, or one of the laws from Leviticus or Deuteronomy? Can New Testament Christians (most of us reading this) spurn […]

Leaders & Mind Control 1

The thought crossed my mind that some people could see me naked Saturday, if there is The Rapture. So, really that’d be judgment Day for sure. I should have lost more weight. It saddens me that some have sold all their things because of believing Harold Camping. I sort of wish he would get beamed […]

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