God’s Difficult Answers

By Patrick Roberts The lagging spiritual fruit of our religious efforts are glaringly evident. We seek God religiously more than we seek Him by His Spirit. We say “yes” with our mouths but down deep in our soul and convictions (all the things that God really cares about), we are disobediently reserved. We suppose that [...]

Is Being American Beneficial from a Heavenly Standpoint?

By Patrick Roberts Be encouraged that Jesus’ preferred learning method is to learn by stepping out and giving things a try. If we are convinced of this, then we will set out in humility and take chances in Christ’s name. Christ empowers us wherever we are in life, even if we still lack the Official [...]

Waiting for God First, the American Way Second

Waiting for God First, the American Way Second By Patrick Roberts It would be very American of us to take God’s kingdom into our own hands. And to assume we have a little more figured out than everyone else would also be very American. But the day we cast aside our ethnocentrism and our need [...]

American Religion and the American Way

American Religion and the American Way By Patrick Roberts We Americans love our religion because it allows us to pick and choose God’s goals for us. The substance of our religion is an infatuation with control, which is also the case for all lovers of religion. We suppose that we’re clever for finding new religious [...]

Are You Ready to Unlearn Everything You Think You Know?

By Patrick Roberts Christ will un-train and un-teach us when we open up to the infinite possibilities of God. Undoing our worldly upbringing will be painful, yet our spiritual wellbeing depends on it. We should be encouraged by the fact that losing ourselves in return for gaining Christ is an eternally great deal. If we [...]

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