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Chapter 4 – Sharing the Love of the Trinity

From the book Relational Holiness – Responding to the Call of Love by Thomas J. Oord and Michael Lodahl “God is Love” is the single most important description of God in all of scripture. The Three-Personal God by C. S. Lewis (13:36) The following are the scripture references presented in the video. The x:xx is…

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Chapter 2 – Searching for the Core

From the book Relational Holiness – Responding to the Call of Love by Thomas J. Oord and Michael Lodahl “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” Inigo Montoya – Princess Bride. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wujVMIYzYXg “The very credentials these people are waving around as something special, I’m tearing up…

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Relational Holiness – Responding to the Call of Love

By  Thomas Jay Oord and Michael Lodahl This study calls us to center our understanding and practice of Christian holiness where John Wesley did – in the love of God and neighbor. It also highlights Wesley’s wisdom about the vital role of spiritual practices in nurturing and shaping this love. Relational Holiness offers insight and evidence…

Line of Departure

“Does that tree look familiar to you?” I asked the squad leader in front of me. “We’re in the jungle, man; it all looks the same,” he responded. I let it slide, as it was more forest than jungle. We were headed toward a distant Vietnamese village we knew was being used by the Viet…

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Chapter 4 – Uncomfortable Truths

From the book: “Uncomfortable: The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian Community” by Brett McCracken A common claim today is that there is no actual Truth, that Truth is something purely subjective and personal, little more than a matter of an individual insisting that what they would like to be true IS true, simply because they wish it so….

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Chapter 5 – Uncomfortable Love

From the book: “Uncomfortable: The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian Community” by Brett McCracken C.S. Lewis wrote about love in his book, The Four Loves. Lewis’ perspective divides love into four parts. He described four different Greek words that referenced four different ways of loving. Storge: Family love is the love between a parent and…