When “God Shows Up”

clouds with golden sun rays

“Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” —John 14:21 The Lord’s “[I will] show myself” in that verse jumped out and hit me so hard in regard to all the mystical searching.…

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Angel Impersonators

simple angel figure

Do you know what an angel is? Are you sure? I watched a TV documentary (and also read further) about a certain cult group. One report said that the leader claimed to have died and come back, and so he wanted his followers to know that could be their reality. To that end, he “prophesied” the deaths of a couple…

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Reevaluating Richard

young woman playing Jenga

[This post is available in SPANISH.]   I’ve been face-to-face with a number of Christians who are fans of Richard Rohr. While I knew that he was becoming increasingly popular with younger generations—(and I’d earlier read quite a bit of his material)—I did not know (A) that even longtime Christians are being drawn in; (B) how blatantly Eastern/occult some of…

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No Such Thing as Too Close

dad tossing boy in the air

I keep thinking about the 2019 New Year’s resolution that our young worship leader made. From onstage he told us: “This year my goal is to get closer to God. I just wanna get so close to him that he’ll have to say, ‘Man, you gettin’ on mah nerves!’” Everyone loved it! And I couldn’t help picturing an adorable toddler…

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Middle-School Meditation

silhouette of teen in lotus position

I’ve written before about Eastern religion practice in the schools. Then this issue hit closer to home. During the coronavirus school-at-home season, a class of middle schoolers (one of whom I know) received instruction (via their tablets) to do a 10-minute “guided body scan meditation.” The graphic showed someone sitting in the lotus position. At some point in the exercise,…

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