Spiritual Seed for a Flourishing Christian Life

This Spiritual seed encapsulates much of the Bible as succinctly as I can. I welcome feedback. 1 Thessalonians lays down a healthy baseline of values and approaches to life from which agile followers of Jesus draw on during their adventure of faith. These are like spiritual seed coming from the Source of all good “seed,” … Read more

Radical Mutuality, Linking Truth to Life through 1 John

Radical Mutuality! When I read a book, I like to know why the author has written. John carefully gives us at least two reasons. First, that God’s people experience ecstatic joy as we respond by faith to the invitation of God the Father and Son to share life in relational koinonia both with God and … Read more

Three Cycles of Christian Spiritual Development

How important is Christian spiritual development? As a Christian, it’s important to me to have some clear landmarks on my life-journey. How do I know I’m making progress? And if I experience movement, how do I know it’s in the right direction. Over the years, many have proposed stages of spiritual growth. Some propose six … Read more

The Relational Trinity, Father, Son & Spirit in Ephesians 1:1-14

“What is our relational God like?” He is the relational Trinity! Mind blowing! A buddy and I were chatting the other night about this key question. God is unknowable. Not beyond knowing and experiencing, of course. But beyond fully knowing since God is also mystery. For me, immeasurable oceans of His vastness still remain undiscovered after … Read more

The Relational Trinity, God the Spirit Seals His People, Ephesians 1:13-14

In case we missed it, God the Spirit joins God the Son and God the Father. They relate with their people in this staggering, all-encompassing action to restore His fallen creation to intimacy. This is not something we dreamed up or usurped. God the Spirit personally leads us home by the hand the instant we believe. … Read more

The Relational Trinity, God the Son Draws us in, Ephesians 1:7-12

God the Father, Son and Spirit have taken the initiative to draw you into intimacy, His original and unchanged Eden-intent. Nine times Paul repeats the phrase “in Christ” or “in Him” to underscore that this section centers on God the Son as part of the relational Trinity. First, God the Father joins with God the … Read more