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Who Hears My Prayers

When it comes to authentic spiritual growth, one of the most common questions I receive from readers is about prayer. Does it work? Would God actually change the outcome of the next football game just because I …

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God-in-a-Box

A phrase in the contemporary Christian song, “In Christ Alone,” has sparked a great deal of discussion lately. The phrase in question reads, “as Jesus died/the wrath of God was satisfied.” The phrase reflects a particular interpretation …

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A Summer of Change

Everything changes, and that has been the case for us at PC.org this summer. We have been working full throttle for the last few months with several changes, and we hope it will show. Sometimes these changes even surprise us.

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Xavier Rudd- Lioness Eye- live at The Ogden- Video

Xavier Rudd performs “Lioness Eye” from the album Spirit Bird – live at The Ogden in Denver, CO. Recorded 11-10-12

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Opening the Heart: an excerpt from Jim Burklo’s new novel, SOULJOURN

An excerpt from SOULJOURN, my new novel (Chapter 6): I went home, said goodnight to Dad, and went to bed. The moonlight bathed my bedroom. The silence seemed to beg to be filled. I opened the bedroom …

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Is That You, God?

Is that you, God, in a blade of grass breaking through a crack in the asphalt? Is that you, God, holding the rest of the asphalt together?

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Reflection

Praise universal wisdom; be thankful for what you learn.
You who seek insights, advocate for self-knowledge,

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Topics: Spiritual Exploration & Practice. 8 Points: Point 5: Non-Dogmatic Searchers. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Meditations, Prayers, and Readings.

Seeking the Truth

Sometimes it is more comfortable to avoid the truth – to fail to speak up when it is in our selfish interests to keep quiet. It is all too easy to go further than keeping quiet when we should speak out – to lie, to embroider the truth – to tell, what we like to think of, as ‘Little White Lies’.

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Zealot: Dr. Aslan’s Violent, Improbable Jesus

Book Review

A Google search for “Zealot Aslan” reveals 2,350,000 results in less than 35 seconds. Page two contains a run-down of the many scholars who either hate the book or shrug it off. Personally, I read it because I was gratified by Dr. Aslan’s skewering of Fox News reporter Lauren Green, who tried and failed to re-ignite the crusades of the 14th century by questioning Aslan’s motives for writing the book in the first place: Why would a Muslim care about who Jesus might have been, and how dare that person presume to be an expert?

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Prayer that Makes Sense

One of the frequent misused teachings of Jesus involves his instruction to ask, seek, and knock (Luke 11:9–13). There are Christians who treat this as something magical like a genie in a bottle or mechanistic like putting money in a vending machine. They think that if they say the right words, or use the right formula, or if they believe with all their hearts then the answer will be granted.

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