Almana Ger Yatom

Widows, Strangers, Orphans: Journeying with the Poor

September 27, 2016
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words are meant to hide their meaning

Words were always meant to hide their meanings.. There is a conspiracy to only hear words and to only hear with our minds. This is very satanic. It has plunged the world into darkness. When we ask someone how he is and he says I am fine, we take that... Read More | Share it now!

August 1, 2015
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The reality of Christ

Once upon a time, Jesus was so real to us. We called that moment, born again. Our theology about permanent and once-for-all salvation made us think that the born again experience was the main and permanent encounter. This is in contrast to the orthodox... Read More | Share it now!

June 26, 2015
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Stories and narratives that empower the poor

I have written in my blog earlier about how we can read the Bible from the bottom up, no longer from the perspective of power and wealth but from the perspective of poverty and weakness (on a downward mobility in the tradition of Jean Vanier). Walter... Read More | Share it now!

June 22, 2015
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Biblical counseling and demons

  My wife and I have had in-depth training in counseling, biblical counseling and family counseling, even parenting. I first ventured into counseling when on the edge of divorce I became desperate and sought help. When I found it worked, I... Read More | Share it now!

June 2, 2015
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Our arrogance and our liturgy

In general, no one in the protestant evangelical church knows how to give a homily. The reason is obvious. No one there understands anymore the liturgy. We in the evangelical community evangelizes fervently and constantly but we do not realize that the... Read More | Share it now!

June 2, 2015
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when the soul is awake

someone came to me one time and said, if we have the Holy Spirit, do we need to do silent retreat or have solitude? in psychology, some people are called oblivious, meaning they have no awareness of what is going on inside them or around them. they do... Read More | Share it now!

June 2, 2015
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finding our freedom…

when i bring my students to the slums, i only give them one rule: to find out what they can live without. when they sleep in the slums, can they do without their bed or their toothpaste or their toilet paper? the moment they stop, to say the cannot... Read More | Share it now!

June 2, 2015
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The Bible and Reality

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 not exist or do not matter. This belief can be... Read More | Share it now!

3-boys-in-slum

April 6, 2014
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A Theoretical Framework on How to Change Communities: The Shalom House Model in the Philippines

 The Model provides a theoretical or theological framework for working among the urban poor. The Shalom house was created by urban poor mothers, consisting of four pillars or posts symbolizing the four minimum basic needs (housing, livelihood,... Read More | Share it now!

Deuteronomy's Account of Witnessing to the Nations

August 18, 2013
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Deuteronomy’s Account of Witnessing to the Nations

The gospel is a movie or an advertisement to the whole world. Israel was formed by God as a display to all the nations. God put out a challenge that when the world sees Israel, they would agree that it is a far better system than the systems of the... Read More | Share it now!

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