Posts from March 2024

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We Encourage Our Children to Read The Bible!?

by Tyler Dirks

Yes. It’s an inescapably peculiar reality, but we do indeed encourage everyone (including children) to read the Bible. Which means, sooner or later, they will perhaps read the following… A certain man of the sons of the prophets said to his fellow at the command of the Lord, “Strike me, please.” But the man refused […]

Mo Money Mo Problems: Warning The Rich

by Tyler Dirks

When you enter the land that God, your God, is giving you and take it over and settle down, and then say, “I’m going to get me a king, a king like all the nations around me,” make sure you get yourself a king whom God, your God, chooses. And make sure he doesn’t build […]

Getting Steamrolled By The Spirit

by Tyler Dirks

Once upon a time there was a paranoid king. The king told his son and his advisors to kill his most proficient general because he envied his popularity (like how Commodus felt about Maximus). The king’s son rebuked his father for being petulant. The king said “Ok, I’ll chill out.” But then another battle occurred, […]

Fear VRS Freedom

by Tyler Dirks

A group of us were in a meeting with The Boss this morning and He was telling us some stories about an ancient insecure king named Saul. King Saul was dominated by fear of failure. On the day of Saul’s coronation he hid from view because he couldn’t bear the thought of disappointing people; the […]

What’s Rule Number One?

by Tyler Dirks

What’s rule number one? Remember that scene in the movie Peanut Butter Falcon when Tyler tells Zak, “Rule number one is that you can’t slow me down. So what I says go; when I say ‘jump’ you say ‘how high’. …Rule number one, don’t slow me down! Rule number two, I’m in charge AND you’re […]