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Growing in Power

Good and Bad Power Growing in Power Monday, August 9, 2021 It is precisely the parts of the body that seem to be the weakest which are the indispensable ones. (1 Corinthians 12:22) How ingeniously you get around the commandment of God in order to preserve your own traditions! (Mark 7:9)  The epigraphs above are… Continue Reading Growing in Power

The Spirituality of Powerlessness

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Part One The Spirituality of Powerlessness Monday, December 9, 2019 I believe that Jesus and the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are saying the same thing but with different vocabulary: We suffer to get well. We surrender to win. We die to live. We give it away to keep it. This counterintuitive wisdom… Continue Reading The Spirituality of Powerlessness

The Pattern for Everything

Resurrection The Pattern for Everything Friday, May 12, 2017 Jesus both reveals and identifies with humanity in all its stages, and even reveals the trajectory of all history—at its beginning, at its lowest points, and at its fulfilled end. Jesus, the Christ, illustrates “The One, Single New Man” (Ephesians 2:15), an Archetype, a Stand-In for… Continue Reading The Pattern for Everything

Step One

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 1 Step 1 Monday, May 30, 2016 We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. [1] The Twelve-Step program makes spirituality more palatable for many who have not had good experiences with religion. It avoids all the metaphysical, super religious language and just describes the journey itself. It… Continue Reading Step One

Step 1: Admitting Our Powerlessness

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 2 Step 1: Admitting Our Powerlessness Sunday, November 22, 2015 We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. —Step 1 of the Twelve Steps The very first step of the Twelve Step program is our admission that we have come to the end of ourselves. Once again we… Continue Reading Step 1: Admitting Our Powerlessness

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