Category Archives: Christian mysticism

4 men, an elephant & the Bible . . .

4 men & an elephant can give you great insight into the Bible. Check this out! When people tell you that there are contradictions in the Bible; think about an elephant. (To make sense of that statement, watch the first … Continue reading

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A Christian tribute to Stephen Hawking (with quotes)

Stephen Hawking was an inspiration to me and many millions of people. I’m sad to hear of his passing on Albert Einstein’s birthday. I wrote this about Hawking after seeing the movie of his life, The Theory Of Everything. Did … Continue reading

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Amazed, astonished, & awed by Jesus!

I’m continually mystified–amazed, astonished, and awed by the living, resurrected Jesus. To encounter the awesome wonder of the risen Jesus is forever life-changing! To close your heart to Christ is not “self-protection.” It’s self-deception! Jesus fills my heart with both … Continue reading

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Why I’ve read hundreds of dead writers . . .

Reading writings by Christ-loving men & women who lived in the past has helped me to know truth, not just as doctrines, but also as fire in my bones. Those authors have been my mentors, helping me continually connect with … Continue reading

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Church — Educational or Mystical?

Historically church has been seen as educational –communicating concepts about God (especially since the Protestant Reformation). –Biblically church is seen as a mystical portal — presenting the actual presence of the living Christ. (“Where two or three gather in my … Continue reading

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