Monthly Archives: September 2012

My past affects my present experience of God – Part III

I’ve spent a few days sharing a story from my past. Maybe you’ve already made the connection, but I tell my story to illustrate an important point here at the intersection between God and the human experience. Just as I … Continue reading

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My past affects my present experience of God – Part II

My whole sports experience changed when Coach Neal (his real name) came to my high school.  In spite of the fact that I had been formed into an anxious, and ineffective athlete, Coach Neal saw through it all to something … Continue reading

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My past affects my present experience of God – Part I

This weekend I’m going to my 30th high school reunion. Boy does time fly when you’re having fun. This reunion has stirred memories from my high school past when soccer was my great passion.  It was my dream to master … Continue reading

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Real ideas about God – Part III The cosmic-enabler-buddy-god

Maybe you’re worshipping a god who gives a free pass for you to indulge in whatever you want in life with no concern for any consequences for your actions. With this god you just keep doing whatever you want to … Continue reading

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Real ideas about God – Part II The cosmic-judge-god

See if this particular god fits your own specific God-profile. Perhaps you serve a god of absolute fairness (or at least fairness as you would define it) who only gives people what they actually deserve. With this god, you work … Continue reading

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Real ideas about God Part I – The cosmic-coke-machine-god

In the next few posts I want to explore the more common ideas we actually have about God. The first most common conception of God is the cosmic-coke-machine deity. Maybe your idea of god is this being who gives you … Continue reading

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Cough Up Your Fur-ball

A. W. Tozer famously wrote, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” A few sentences later Tozer further observed, “Our real idea of God may lie buried under the rubbish … Continue reading

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