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Discovering the Real Jesus in Monroe: Solitude & Silence
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2009, 03:00:10 PM »

Solitude & Silence
28 July 2009, 2:16 pm



(My shadow, in my backyard)

Thomas Merton wrote: “Someone has to try to keep his head clear of static and preserve the interior solitude and silence that are essential for independent thought.R...

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Divorce Has Ruinous Consequences That Remarriage Cannot Heal
29 July 2009, 12:17 am

Over half of the marriages in America end in divorce. Divorce is hellish. Getting remarried cannot help this.

 



Linda Waite of the University of Illinois-Chicago says: “Losing a marriage or becoming wid...

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Discovering the Real Jesus in Monroe: The Revolutionary Kingdom of God
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2009, 12:00:10 PM »

The Revolutionary Kingdom of God
2 August 2009, 7:18 pm



The main message of Jesus was on “the kingdom of God.” I love this beautiful statement on God’s kingdom written by J.P. Moreland in The Lost Virtue of Happiness.

 

“THE GOSP...

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The New Yorker Tries To Resurrect the Gnostic Judas
4 August 2009, 12:36 am



In today’s New Yorker Joan Acocella amazingly tries to resurrect “The Gospel of Judas” as but one viable alternative reading of Jesus. The “proto-orthodox” Christia...

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The Rat-Race As the Race Towards Nothing
5 August 2009, 9:26 am



(Amish youth near Charm, Ohio)

I begin today with a quote from one of my spiritual heroes and mentors (via his books), Thomas Merton. Merton was a Trappist monk. I have been greatly influenced by his...

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My 36th Wedding Anniversary – Some Thoughts on Marriage
11 August 2009, 10:53 am



(Linda and I in Israel)

August 11, 1973 – Linda and I got married in DeKalb, Illinois. Today we’ll celebrate 36 years of covenant togetherness by going swimming (at a beautiful outdoor ...

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Jimmy John’s Subs $1 Today from 11 – 3
13 August 2009, 1:03 am

6 of Jimmy John’s subs will be $1 apiece – 1 sub per customer – today (8/13), from 11 Am – 3 PM.

See Free Press article here.



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Discovering the Real Jesus in Monroe: Worry
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2009, 09:00:12 PM »

Worry
17 August 2009, 7:03 pm



 

 

 

 

 

 

After 8 straight days of speaking/leading/teaching/playing worship guitar at two conferences Linda and I are finally taking 4 days of vacation. We’re “vacating.” So far ...

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Sioux Falls Conference on Prayer, Transformation, & God’s Presence
19 August 2009, 7:39 am



Linda & I travel to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, tomorrow where we will speak and teach at a conference on prayer, spiritual transformation, and what life is like living in God’s presence.

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Discovering the Real Jesus in Monroe: How to Hear God’s Voice
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How to Hear God’s Voice
24 August 2009, 9:13 am

Here is the outline I shared Friday  night in Sioux Falls on How to Hear God’s Voice.

1. Saturate yourself in Scripture.

2. Read the Bible realistically – assume that the experiences recorded there are basically of the same kind as ours would have been if we have been there.

3. Don’t f...

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Discovering the Real Jesus In Sioux Falls
25 August 2009, 9:54 am



Linda and I arrived home last evening from our visit to Sioux Falls. We were with the people of First B – Sioux Falls, and had a wonderful time. God was speaking to me over the weekend, and I’...

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Multitasking Screws Up the God-Relationship
26 August 2009, 9:11 am



For some time I’ve been teaching that: 1) one should not multitask the God-relationship; and 2) in the Christian Scriptures no one multitasks the God-relationship. And, in general: human relati...

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Discovering the Real Jesus in Monroe: Satanic Inspiration of Annoyance
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Satanic Inspiration of Annoyance
28 August 2009, 9:13 am



(Monroe Jazz Festival)

For several months my spiritual focus has been on the love of God. To know the love of God, and to love others with the same love.

I am stunned by the love of Jesus who, hanging ...

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Discovering the Real Jesus in Monroe: Logic & Religion
« Reply #28 on: August 29, 2009, 09:41:06 AM »

Logic & Religion
29 August 2009, 9:23 am



(Sioux Falls, South Dakota)

Yesterday I began my 10th year of teaching philosophy at MCCC. I’m teaching two courses: Intro to Logic, and Philosophy of Religion. I love teaching these courses!

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Discovering the Real Jesus in Monroe: From Facebook to Soulbook
« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2009, 01:05:15 PM »

From Facebook to Soulbook
31 August 2009, 11:49 am



(Thinking, in Sioux Falls)

Thomas Merton wrote that the inmost secret of our being need not become manifest or public to all. (Seasons of Celebration) Indeed, most people are far from being in touch wit...

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