The temptation to set use Bible as a buttress against the imperative of the Gospel is strong. Of course there is no contradiction between the following Jesus and the Bible correctly read. From Winn Collier. Spiritual tradition is a double-edged sword. Used properly, it allows those who have gone before us to instruct us with …

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Every Christian has experienced God’s gracious power at work in their lives. As disciples we consistently evaluate situations as if we’re supposed to navigate them in our own power. From Winn Collier who is reflecting on Jesus’ interactions with the disciples as he intends to feed a large crowd (again). …with the dilemma out in …

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Jesus doesn’t dismiss our fears. He spends much time telling his disciples that we’ll experience much that drives to the hearts of our anxieties. And he goes to the very heart of fear itself, experiences it all, and emerges victorious, for us. From Winn Collier. “Incarnation is the place,” says Kathleen Norris, “where hope contends …

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When God asks questions its not because he needs information. It’s because we need to learn something about ourselves and our circumstances that we’re hiding from ourselves. The question reframes our insistence on control and self-reliance and reveals our need. This is also true of Jesus’ questions, with the added reality that his human nature …

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