Learning to Choose Between Our Two Natures

Learning to Choose Between Our Two Natures

The Soul of Peace is foolishness to the world, while the Soul of Violence seems wise. After all, people can hurt you. Why not protect yourself? People can take too much and leave you to starve. Why not take from them? In the end, one who chooses peace seems to be a fool as they are leaving themselves vulnerable. And you know what? They are right.

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Nothing is Unclean: Why We Are Told to Follow Our Conscience

Nothing is Unclean: Why We Are Told to Follow Our Conscience

While some people may hate the idea of being told what to do, there are others who love the safety of feeling like they are always doing the “right thing.”  This is why it is important to understand the theology of “no thing is evil,” because it is one of the most distinguishing factors of Christian spirituality.

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Spiritual Narcissism and the Dark Side of Devotions

Spiritual Narcissism and the Dark Side of Devotions

Spiritual narcissism is an attitude of wanting things that make YOUR life better, instead of wanting to practice things which make YOU better at living. Yes, sometimes we need to “have faith” and wait on the Lord, but sometimes God is just waiting on us to get off our asses.

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5 Ways to Guard the Mind From Self-Deception

5 Ways to Guard the Mind From Self-Deception

The opposite of this self-deception is clarity, and clarity is an amazing gift. In my search for it, I have found a few “pillars” of clarity which I hold close to me and meditate on, especially when I feel myself slipping into hate, despair, or depression. I do not claim this is an exhaustive list, but it has served me well.

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A Murder Mystery: Part 2 - A Life for a Life (Why we fight for our beliefs)

A Murder Mystery: Part 2 - A Life for a Life (Why we fight for our beliefs)

The three main suspects of the story were the Chief, the High Priest, and the Servant of the Volcano. Some people had some clever guesses that the villagers killed him. However, this was not a legal courtroom mystery, but a mystery of the heart. What you need to understand is that the atheist was the SECOND murder in the story. 

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