Wednesday, April 26, 2017

3 things

Dallas Willard on acknowledging God in all we do. Here's a snip:
Discipleship means learning to acknowledge God in all we do—and it takes a lot of learning. You actually never get done learning because you are always learning, and increasingly you are able to acknowledge him in all of your ways. You are able to do everything you do in word or deed on behalf of the Lord Jesus Christ.
As you do that, among other things, your fear and anxiety disappear because you aren’t out there on the limb by yourself. You are actually watching God in action in your life. You stop second guessing yourself and lambasting yourself because you didn’t do it right.
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Love is not easily triggered.

Everyone is mad now, seemingly all the time. If you go to any social media outlet you will find plenty of outrage. Plenty of people being “triggered.” It’s evidence of one of our favorite sins, anger.
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Reading Scot McKnight's review of Greg Boyd's new book, The Crucifixion of the Warrior God, I came across this quotation from scholar Thomas Torrance:

He is not part of what the Father has to say or even the main thing the Father has to say: as the one and only Word of God (John 1:1), Jesus is the total content of the Father’s revelation to us, wherever and whenever this revelation comes to us.

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