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Privatized Salvation 2.0

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Previously I dropped a post and spilled some opinions about  Privatized Salvation. Of some 36k views, this post was the second most read post from Ministry in Motion.

Today I was moved as I stumbled upon this quote from the late American Presbyterian minister, scholar, theologian, author, and poet, Eugene Peterson: “Jesus is our primary revelation that God is personal....Everything we know about God we know through and by means of Jesus. And Jesus is nothing if not personal--a living body and soul, who eats bread and fish and drinks water and wine."
The Apostle John wrote in his Gospel:“…And this is eternal life: that people know you, the only true God, and that they know Jesus Christ, the One you sent…” When I speak of knowing God, it is important to understand that I’m are not talking about an abstract or speculative thought concerning a heavenly deity.Or a mystical experience or a climactic event with the Eternal, but about a coming alive to God. Moses came down from Mount Sinai,…

Unity - A Dialogue of Nature, Art and Science

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Artist, naturalist and author Christopher Marley reveals the sometimes obscure beauty in nature through his three-dimensional work with animal, mineral and plant specimens. While wondering around the Houston Museum of Natural Science I was struck by this quote at his Biophilia Exhibit





"…Unity is the backbone of the Biophilia theory. It is because we are part of nature that we innately love it. And when we begin to see natural elements that relate to one another visually…it is enthralling…because it reinforces that fact that we also belong. Our love of nature is not just a star-struck crush or a hopelessly unrequited pursuit. If minerals and insects can match, if birds and fish can go together, if fossils and servants can form a perfect ensemble, then surely humankind belongs as well. When nature is unified, humankind cannot help but be included in the group hug…”
Unity. No matter our heritage—Jew or Greek, insider or outsider—no matter our status—oppressed or free—we were all given…