Tag: Dallas Willard

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What’s MOST Important?

When I home schooled my kids the most overwhelming part of teaching them was not the energy it took to add “full-time teacher of four” to my already overly-busy life. It was not the enormous amount of patience needed to confront the daily barrage of stubborn wills, sassy mouths, or bad attitudes. It was not ...

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When I Die, It Might Be Some Time Before I Know It

“When Dallas Willard was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in late summer of 2012, one of his reflections was: "I think that, when I die, it might be some time until I know it. This morning Dallas Willard passed away. I'm not sure if anyone has told him yet.” John Ortberg wrote these words in his ...

I Love the Church

(This is a blog post from a fellow student, Robert Rife, at SAU who graduates this May.) "I love the Church. But it makes me sad as well. I believe that we have abdicated our role as “God’s skin in the world” (see “The Holy Longing” by Ronald Rolheiser). Our mad dash toward relevance has squeezed ...

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Salvation – More Than an Event

Our understanding of living in the kingdom of God necessitates we look at our often narrow understanding of salvation.  When salvation is thought of only in term of a past experience and a one-time moment of “decision” we make, salvation gets cut off from life in the present. Do not misunderstand me, there is a ...