Category Archives: character

Has churchianity become emptianity?

Has church become “emptianity,” a passive version of Christianity unable to produce inner peace and lasting transformation? Perhaps church should be like a theme park where people take action and actually do things, not a like a parking lot where … Continue reading

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Lookin’ like a Christian?

 

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Be a fruity Christian

There’s no better stuff than the fruit of the Holy Spirit. But you often need to go out on a limb to get it. After all, that’s where the fruit grows. Are you ready to be a fruity Christian? “But the … Continue reading

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Deciding What To Do With Desires

Most people would agree that some human desires should be resisted (the desire to commit suicide, for instance).  However, how do you decide which human desires to obey and which to resist?  Here are some questions to ask: Is the … Continue reading

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