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rwren
Interests: Hobbies: fantasy football (hobby? yeah, right!), reading, playing basketball, golf, going to movies, Texas Hold'em Interests: technology like computers and gadgets (ipod). Favorite Author: Dallas Willard Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption Favorite Book: Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard Turnoffs: Christians who don't think for themselves.
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Mar 15, 2010
I hate this still frame. ugh.
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2009 on "Wash Me" by Rob Wren at Kingdom Seeker
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Kevin, all I can say is AMEN!
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2009 on We can or we Kant? at Kingdom Seeker
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If one wants to joyfully obey God, how does one move from outright disobedience to joyful obedience bypassing an engagement in alternative motivations such as fear, self-righteousness, guilt, etc? Or maybe the whole problem with such a question is the turn phrase "how does one move".
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2009 on We can or we Kant? at Kingdom Seeker
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Kevin, Let me rephrase the first part of my question. Is God pleased with you and I when we obey Him out of sheer duty. Is He more pleased when we joyfully obey Him? I once heard Piper tell his congregation during the collection of the offering that if they were going to give reluctantly or out of duty that he would prefer that they wouldn't at all because it was "cursed" money. I know I am paraphrasing. Is that too far?
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2009 on We can or we Kant? at Kingdom Seeker
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Good insight Kevin. Do you think we should obey God's commands if we're not joyful in doing so? Also, can "reluctant obedience" serve as a form of discipline (for the Christian) that will eventually result in a fruit of joyful obedience later? Take the issue of giving for example. Is it better to give grudgingly than not at all and if so, is it possible that the mere practice of giving will produce a "cheerful" giver in due time?
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2009 on We can or we Kant? at Kingdom Seeker
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Dan you said it so true! I think alot of Christians think they've heard the Gospel and think that's it, done that. I wonder if the gospel has impacted them in a saving way? I can only speak for myself, that the gospel means more to me now then it did 3, 5, 10, 20 years ago.
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2008 on Good News is Good Food at Kingdom Seeker
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Thanks Holly!!
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Ok, would you have me be an environmentalist or a capitalist? You can't have it both ways. Me thinks the green might actually be closer to Christ....
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LISTEN SIR! I'M JUST TRYING TO SAVE THE ONLY GREEN I CARE ABOUT SIR! AND THAT'S THE MAMMON IN MY WALLET SIR!!!!!!!
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I invented this blog, not the internet. So far, 75 miles on 1/4 tank. I'm on pace for a 300 mile tank as opposed to the 230 I've been getting.
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Gage, Are you saying I'm green?
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Kevin, You bring up some tantalizing points. I do agree with you that God's intent was to dwell with His people. His foreknowledge is difficult to avoid however, and it seems that the "plan" he ordained to accomplish this was Christ-centered. His sovereignty makes it difficult for me to insinuate that "atonement" was some type of plan "B". Let me ask you, is it conceivable that sin/rebellion is the necessary catalyst for Adam to arrive to his "final blessed state", for without it Christ's atoning work wouldn't be necessary?
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2008 on God has no backup plan. at Kingdom Seeker
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