Archive | July, 2012

Love Self

Does Jesus Tell Us To Love Ourselves?

She seemed to want to lock swords. I was a member of a panel discussion and we were introducing ourselves to each other beforehand. One lady, with some background in counselling, seemed intrigued as to my presence. A Bible teacher? What would I bring to a discussion about life and relationships? Then I accidentally stepped […]

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Complaining to God

Complaining to God

Is it ever okay to complain to God? Is it appropriate to tell him that we think he’s done a terrible job and needs to start getting things right? Should the topic, “Proper forms of complaining in prayer,” be included in workshops? Some may cringe at even asking the question: “No, of course not! God […]

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Why By This?

Have you ever stopped to ask why Jesus said what He did?  Perhaps we don’t because we just accept it.  It is not a bad idea to trust what Jesus says.  But there’s no harm in pondering why he said it, either. Take for example, his new commandment in John 13.  “By this will all […]

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Cor Deo Content Elsewhere

Here are a few more links you might appreciate: A lot of Cor Deo time is spent in the Bible, and here are two posts from Peter on the biblical geography and history, as well as one on the Psalms, and one on the Prophets. Ron writes of relationships and, of course, brings us to […]

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Spirituality

What is spirituality?  The question is huge—reaching well beyond a brief entry like this—but I would like to take a nibble. The main analogy for spirituality and spiritual growth in the Bible looks to organic or physical growth: as a child becomes an adult through stages of increasing maturity, so a spiritual person has stages […]

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Links You Might Like

We haven’t done one of these for a while – Cor Deo type content from other sites: Ron keeps producing good stuff on SpreadingGoodness – here’s one on healing, for a starter. Is it possible to go beyond just preaching guilt at people?  Peter (and parts two, three, and four) . Eavesdropping a conversation about […]

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Free!

It seems like a massive contradiction.  The world tends to see Christians as living under religious bondage, restricted from everything that is fun.  The Bible speaks of Christianity as true freedom.  Which is it? Actually I can see both sides.  Some Christians seem to be the most free and joy-filled people I know.  Other Christians […]

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