Tag Archives: transformation

God, Save Us From Ourselves

“I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out… Oh, what a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me … Continue reading

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The Future of the Human Race–2021 Edition

Life as we know it is nearly over. Seriously. Not because of the in-progress worldwide pandemic or political upheaval, but because of what’s been happening in labs and human culture for the last several decades. I first published this prognosis … Continue reading

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Is It Real?

Faith: If it doesn’t change who I am, it isn’t real.

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Running the Race

Jesus is my hero. And yet he’s so much more than that. Some have proposed (even though there are numerous non-scriptural references to him) that he’s a complete fiction, cobbled together from the writings of religious zealots, or loosely based … Continue reading

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Caterpillars Don’t Become Butterflies!

I first learned about this phenomenon in 2005, then wrote about it in 2015. Despite the fact that I had very few followers at the time, it quickly became–and remains–the most widely read post I’ve ever written. Fifteen years have … Continue reading

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From Tin to Skin

“The real son of God is at your side. He is beginning to turn you into the same kind of thing as Himself … to turn the tin soldier into a live man.  The part of you that does not … Continue reading

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What We Will be…

“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away; behold, the new has come into being.” ~2 Corinthians 5:17 “I have come that you may have life, and have it abundantly.” ~John … Continue reading

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A Real Person of Prayer

The philosopher-theologian Evelyn Underhill penned these words a hundred years ago.(God, grant that I might live to personify them.) “What then is a real man of prayer? “He is one who deliberately wills and steadily desires that his intercourse with … Continue reading

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Happy New You!

“Anyone who belongs to Him is a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun.” ~2 Corinthians 5:17 I became a Jesus follower in my mid-20s, and have spent much of my life since sharing his … Continue reading

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The More Like Him…

“We are His children, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. But we know that when He appears, we will be like Him, for we will see Him as He is.” ~1 John 3:2

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