Category Archives: Imago Dei

Do we really need “Do not….” commands?

Are we humans really that bad that we need to be told not to spread false reports and accept bribes and twist the words of the innocent?

Perhaps we’d like to believe in some upward version or utopian vision of humanity, but the fact is that we cannot survive without a set of “Do not” laws and a significant means to enforce them. Continue reading

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Essential truths for ministry

I feel certain that most Christians need a better vision of the greatness of their salvation — a panoramic view! We must learn to think of salvation as a return to full and final glory — a return to the Imago Dei (image of God).
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Two versions of reality

Why do humans everywhere throughout all of history intuitively feel a pervasive longing for meaning, morality and destiny? Continue reading

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A needed word on Christian counseling

Believers are often guilty of approaching people as one dimensional beings — as if we were only spiritual beings in need of salvation and spiritual solutions. We need more teaching in the Church on this subject because many Christians lose credibility in an area where they have far more too offer than they realize. Continue reading

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Deep thoughts on Spiritual maturity

We have joy in what we possess but we wait and groan for its completion. We taste and are satisfied as we go on to hunger for what awaits us. Continue reading

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Let your marriage change you

Marriage is made up of two unique individuals and loss of that uniqueness in either could hurt the purpose of their companionship and completion. Continue reading

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Syria, Abortion and Hypocrisy

It’s a bit difficult for me to think of America as the moral leader when it comes to the safety of children. Continue reading

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