Tag Archives: Brian D. McLaren

Our Personal Wilderness Journey

I’m sure you’ve heard the old saying, “You can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl.” Well that is what Moses was up against – getting the slavery out of the people. They had a slavery mentality.

What is Freedom?

FREEDOM! Inspired by We Make the Road by Walking by Brian D. McLarenChapter Nine Scripture references – Exodus 1:1-14; 3: 1-15, John 8: 1-11, Galatians 5:1, 13-15 “If you’re looking for a thirty-minute story with a happy ending every time, it’s hard to find in the Bible-just as it is in real life.” As the […]

Rivalry or Reconciliation!

There has been rivalry and dissension as far back as we have recorded history. The Bible records the sibling rivalry between Cain and Abel. Cain eventually killed Abel. Then came Jacob and Esau and their feud.

It’s Not Too Late

Do You Think it is Too Late? Inspired by We Make the Road by Walking by Brian D. McLarenChapter Seven Scripture references: Genesis 18: 9-33; 22: 1-14, Micah 6: 6-8, Acts 17: 19-34 Abraham and Sarah thought it was too late. Do you ever think it is too late for you? I fight the thoughts […]

God Blesses ALL of Us

Plotting Goodness Inspired by We Make the Road by Walking by Brian D. McLarenChapter Six Scripture references include – Genesis 12: 1-9, Galatians 3: 6-9, and Mark 11: 15-19 God’s goodness and love is for everyone. “God loves everyone, everywhere, no exceptions.” This takes out our idea that we can make it to the top […]

The Drama of Desire

Since the beginning, since Adam and Eve, we have desired to be the god of things. We choose to wrong tree. “Instead of imitating and reflecting God as good image bearers should do, we start competing with God, edginess God out, playing god ourselves.” We blame each other. We become religious rivals. We judge one another.

We Are Not God or Even gods

In Over Our Heads Inspired by We Make the Road by Walking by Brian D. McLarenChapter Five Scripture references include Genesis 4:1-17; 6:5-8; 7:1-5; 8: 1: 9:7-17, Psalm 51 and James 4:1-8 Do you see the progression in the illustration of the Biblical messages above? I like to look at the whole picture. I recall […]

What Is a World of Meaning?

There are patterns all around and above us. As far as the eye and telescopes can see patterns are revealed. The seasons always follow sequentially as they always have. Seeds reproduce just as they have since the beginning. Babies are born after nine months. Children grow up, mature and have babies of their own. This pattern of meaning is logos or the logic of life.

What It Means to Be Human

We have choices. You can make a fist or extend a hand of peace.

How to Approach Your Own Spiritual Reorientation

Do you yearn, as I do, for the just right spiritual path that will give you the meaningful life you desire? Perhaps like so many of us you have “realized that religion too often shrinks, starves, cages, and freezes aliveness rather than fostering it.” You want to live life with aliveness.