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harold sikkema

pure and elevated

I found this ambitious quote from A.W. Tozer: The heaviest obligation lying upon the Christian Church today is to purify and elevate her concept of God until it is once more worthy of Him—and of her. I read this as "when seeking...

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paradoxicreed

God Although God is an entirely human construct, humanity is also a divine construct: and divinity came first. I owe the privilidge of God-making to a God that I didn't make, and whose identity is largely beyond me. Jesus Christ As one who...

God Although God is an entir...

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divine worm?

If Jesus ever sang or read Psalm 22:6, did he mean it? If he really was a worm and not a man, what might that imply for models of community vis.a.vis the "body of Christ"?...

If Jesus ever sang or read Psa...

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reflections at grundy lake

This is quite the place. Sandwiched between two lakes - each offering a unique incarnation of spirit in wind, water, earth and (camp)fire, and in people too, and in their prayers - the present pattering of rain is a welcome...

This is quite the place. Sandw...

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the universe in my debt?

Giving comes back like a well sent boomerang. And tithing is unstoppable. But can I really put the universe in my debt? Did Jesus give 10% of his life in the hope that it would rebound back to him? Is every gift really its...

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Raindrops

6-year-old me didn't need to know the author's name, although the gold-coloured Newberry medal on the cover intrigued, if only mildly . What mattered then, to begin with, was the dread of the goblins, the treachery of milk turned sour, and...

6-year-old me didn't need to...

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