Genghis Khan And The Mongol’s Theology; A Big God

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I tried to read as widely as I can. I'm generally fascinated by biographies. Biographies of people who made a notable impact, waves, disruptions of sort. One of history's figures I've had interest in was Genghis Khan. He shaped the history and direction of a people and continent. After conquering a city, he inquired about a large building. He thought it was the sultan's but it turned out to be a place of worship. This was problematic for the Mongols. "What kind of god needs a place to stay? How small he must be." This is because the vision of Continue Reading [...]

On Starting “I Am Jonah”

I’ve been blogging for a while. Not here but on my other blog. When I was starting out on the other blog I knew I wanted to write about life and leadership as well as journey as a Christ follower. Having blogged for a while I realized that was too much to load onto one blog. At least for me. I don’t like clutter. I also felt I needed to have a unique expression of my faith that would resonate, be relevant to the journey of other people also. I had no desire to have another typical ‘devotional-type’ blog. There are enough "devotional-type Continue Reading [...]

OK To Struggle With God, But In God

OK To Struggle With God, But In God
It is not always easy being vulnerable about struggles with myself in relating to God and what He expects of me. I wish I was super spiritual. The thing is, growing up as a Christian there were times I was made to believe that the more you matured spiritually the less you struggled with stuff. That you were impervious to temptation and unChrist-like behavior. I wish I knew earlier that it was OK, fine, to struggle with stuff. I'm not saying that it is fine to give into temptation but that temptation and other struggles of being a Christ follower Continue Reading [...]

Shields?

Sometimes I create a chasm between God and myself. Often this is due to me imposing what I would do if I were God. But I am not. This is what Jesus often challenged religious leaders of His time about. We must be careful not to do God's thinking for Him. When we do so, we run the danger of creating a chasm between Him and ourselves and others and Him

Unseen To Me

God, help me see the handicaps I can't see... Those things stopping me from seeing you clearly, hindering your call and purpose for my life, for others through me. Help me get off the high horse of seeing fault in others with complete disregard of my own. The truth is sometimes I think and see myself as better than others. For that, forgive me. Amen.

On Moral Practices And God

It is impossible to keep our moral practices sound and our inward attitudes right while our idea of God is erroneous or inadequate. If we would bring back spiritual power to our lives, we must begin to think of God more nearly as He is ~ A. W. Tozer God, that I might see You and know You as You are and not as I think or imagine You are. May my understanding of You be pure and not one I create. Obliterate every wrong image, idea, perspective, thought of who you are that I hold. Help me to know, know You. Amen. Continue Reading [...]

My Right To Fight Back

I went to some offices that the law requires me to visit. (No, it wasn't the police. Sorry the story is not that juicy.) As a Christian I must be law-abiding. Right? Because it's right and Jesus said so. In my obedience to Jesus, and the law I went to submit my documents. After waiting for half the day I made it to the counter. As if I didn't have a difficult time already, the person who served me did everything right. Well almost… She asked for all the right information and the documents. The only thing she didn't do right, as far as I was Continue Reading [...]