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Category Archives: Ephesians
Consider: When do you see the body, building, and bride images in your local congregation? Church as Body Church as Building Church as Bride As church, are we a gathering of like-minded Christians? Are we a social club? Are we … Continue reading
About this time last year, I asked, “When you say ‘church,’ what do you mean?“ I return to the question for a deeper look. Church or Church or Church or Church Is church a building your periodically inhabit? Is it … Continue reading
by David Allen Black Gonzalez, FL: Energion Publications (C) 2009, 43 pages, $9.99 (paper) Flow of Thought Chapter 1: The church was subverted by Christendom into a self-sufficient and self-important entity that has nothing to do with biblical Christianity; the … Continue reading
Propositional knowledge is supported by good evidence, is rational, and makes sense. It corresponds to the way things actually are and we live our lives trusting its truth. Early in ministry, facts were everything. Ephesians taught me relationship is as … Continue reading
Every church has at least few issues: some more than others. But what do you do when you’ve been called to a church where the very structure is non-biblical and possibly unbiblical?  Since you’ve been called by God, leaving … Continue reading
A week from tomorrow, we have our first monthly meal since deciding to train in ordinary life. The question of how to be intentional without being awkward still looms. I’ve no answer, only vague notions. Maybe answers come in the … Continue reading
Living in LA, we forget the ends of the earth come here (Ac1:8). Thanks, @danlim, for reminding us. Continue reading
As we have seen in Isaiah, God holds individuals and communities responsible for their behavior. In addition, individuals may experience discipline for community behavior, even if their own behavior is good. As TNBS and Sanctify go forth this year, possibly … Continue reading
Update: Feb 4, 2009 (Thanks to input from Jeff, Prib, and Plock) Initial version Changes “discipleship” merged into “Disciples in Training” “conversion” –> “Trusting to repentance” corrected direction of disciplers-to-Disciples in Training influence arrow Initial version Changes added “perceived walk” … Continue reading
Updates as they are found… Arnold, Clinton E. Ephesians, Power and Magic: The Concept of Power in Ephesians in Light of Its Historical Setting. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989. ________. “Ephesians.” In Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary, … Continue reading