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Category Archives: Integrated Souls
Christians are siblings in Christ and followers of Christ: we are one in him. Yet, there are barriers that make gathering difficult. We encounter these barriers when we gather with Christians from different cultures or traditions. We encounter them when … Continue reading
In 2010, I completed the StrengthsFinder assessment tool. The results were enlightening, though not surprising (for me or those who know me–a testament to its usefulness): learner intellection input ideation strategic The thing about strengths is that what is designed … Continue reading
In his Stone lectures, which I read in abridged form, Kuyper proposes Calvinism as a life system from which all of life and thought can be engaged; persons having Calvinism as their worldview are ready to follow Christ at the … Continue reading
We all have filters that distort our perception of reality and we all need filters to adequately communicate our perceptions and understandings to others. To communicate reality, our filters must align with reality; the more our filters align with reality, … Continue reading
Why should we become better interpreters of glory? There ought to be something beyond the pleasure of the knowing (though this is a worthy secondary purpose). I will suggest discerning and interpreting glory as an inherent component of the reformation … Continue reading
I have a theory about human engagement with creation. This theory is based on our shared reflection of God’s glory. Humanity shares this reflection of glory with all creation, though we are the only non-heavenly creatures to do so self-consciously. … Continue reading
Recognizing Glory We recognize authentic glory through the witness of Scripture and Spirit. Scripture, as the linguistic revelation of God, is the narrative context by which all of reality is understood, for in it God reveals his character and splendor … Continue reading
A Life System This week I began reading an abridged version of Abraham Kuyper’s 1898 Stone Lectures. In Lecture One, he speaks about life systems as that which explain humanity’s relation to God, one another, and the world. Kuyper argues … Continue reading
Structure and Direction In Creation Regained, Wolters describes a helpful way of thinking about creation under heaven. God’s creation is good by design, but his design has been corrupted by humanity’s mutiny. Sin’s effects distort the glory-reflecting structure and direction … Continue reading
Worldview is Personal Our worldview determines how we live. If the underlying structure of the world is designed, purposeful, and knowable, and if the direction of the world ends in the glory of the Creator, then life here, centered on … Continue reading