Daniel: The Importance of Being Relevant and Subversive by Richard Dahlstrom

Theology should be done with the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other - Karl BarthMy “coffee with God” times are taking me through the book of Daniel these days, and I’ve been refreshed by finding a model for what it actually means to live right in the thick of culture without allowing oneself to be taken captive by culture.  Daniel had some food limitations that were presumably related to his Jewish faith, and held to those convictions as a captive in the midst of Babylon. Take … [Read more...]

The Power of Starting by Robert Ricciardelli

There are great ideas and intentions that stay in the mind and never make it to reality. They just never get started. Today is the day you could pick up the phone and forgive that person who, you know in your heart, needs to be forgiven. Today is the day you could start that business or get in better health. Today is the day you could reflect with God on what's not working in your life. Today is the day for relating with your God and listening for His intentions for you. Make this the day to … [Read more...]

Liberation From Our Own Perception by Robert Ricciardelli

If we are to see as God sees, our own sight must be cleansed from our own opinions, preferences, and experiences. We must empty ourselves in order to refill ourselves with absolute truth. We must be liberated from ourselves as the reference point for reality, and that it really does not matter whether we like it or not, because it just is. We need to be rescued from our own judgments, opinions and feelings about everything. Ego objectifies everything, including God. God is never an object but … [Read more...]