Almana Ger Yatom

Widows, Strangers, Orphans: Journeying with the Poor

June 2, 2015
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Biblical giving

Giving honestly….. Most of what we say is “Christian giving” is actually not biblical giving. Many Christians are content to give their tithes to their church (I mean the rich churches, not the ones in the slums) unthinkingly. If they look... Read More | Share it now!

June 2, 2015
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How to hide the Bible

Many misguided evangelical Christians think (wrongly) that by dishing out or reciting Bible verses, they attain a certain magical power like a chanted Hindu mantra. They think having bible verses in verse number and chapter or literal verbatim... Read More | Share it now!

June 2, 2015
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The Prayer of Love

What is the core of our spirituality? It is the warm and vital relationship between a father and a son, in this case, the father is the Holy God and the son is us (those brought from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light – meaning, not... Read More | Share it now!

May 24, 2015
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The Imagination and Discernment

There is a great misuse of the imagination that is leading many Christians astray. Imagination is important and vital in discernment, even in interpreting scripture.   I think the problem arose from our overly literal approach to the bible... Read More | Share it now!

May 24, 2015
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The Art of Letting Go…

I do not know of a more important psychological skill than the ability to let go. We live in a fallen world. We have been kicked out of the Garden. The whole scheme is of course redemptive, so that in the harsh realities outside the garden, we will, we... Read More | Share it now!

May 22, 2015
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Seeing reality or what it means to be biblical

What does it mean to be biblical?   The bible is our lens that allows us to see reality.   For many people, only material things or physical things are real. They believe, only things they can touch or measure or see are real and the rest do... Read More | Share it now!

MMP celebration

March 1, 2014
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Silent Retreat: Moving Forward into Solitude

DESMOND TUTU wrote, “Our relationship with God is a love affair and ultimately the greatest joy is just to be with the Beloved, to drink in the beauty of the Beloved in a silence that will become ever more wordless and imageless —the silence of... Read More | Share it now!

two-prostitutes-repent

November 13, 2013
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How to Read the Bible from the Bottom Up

  How to Read the Bible from the Bottom Up   Introduction: The gospel today is basically a rich man’s gospel   The rich have hijacked the bible. Our interpretation and hermeneutics are all biased in favor of the rich. Our... Read More | Share it now!

Talaba with Stew, Corrie and Rich

October 14, 2013
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What is Biblical?

To the laymen, there are only two tools for evaluating if a teaching is biblical or not, and both tools use the proof-texting method. Proof text relies as an argument on the existence of a text or verse, a literal text in the bible. For example, a... Read More | Share it now!

lando ceniza

September 27, 2013
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The Blending of Reason and Emotion or Throwing the Baby with the Bathwater

Introduction Someone humorously reminded me that I have become emo kaayo for the past few days, meaning, quite into emotions lately, not emotional which means crying and being depressed. “Into emotions” or being “emo” is an emerging trend... Read More | Share it now!

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