Theology

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Chapter 8

by Tyler Dirks

I was recently reading an inspired and living letter where the letter’s author says, “There is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ, who gave Himself as a ransom for all.” So I thought, “What if people read this and get REALLY CURIOUS about the man Jesus […]

What God Said to the Serpent

by Tyler Dirks

Good morning faithful blog readers! I hope you are finding it impossible not to be enthralled with your Maker this week; and I hope that you are finding it impossible to avoid repenting of your personal, specific, and substantive errors and blunders …and having thoroughly wrestled against your own selfishness and against the rulers, authorities, […]

The Joy of Remembering

by Tyler Dirks

Last week I was reading the Maker’s book. He mentioned something very important, and I thought, “This is important! I must never forget this!” And I resolved to always remember what the Maker had said. After my time in the Maker’s book, I decided to mow the lawn. About 20 minutes into mowing the lawn […]

Joy Defies Herod

by Tyler Dirks

Imagine you’re an adviser to the king of Iran. You glean your insights, and get your news, from the stars. One day an unusual star broadcasts the arrival of a Jewish king (the King of kings!). So you take a leave of absence from serving the king of Iran, and you pack up your treasures […]

Have You Ceased to Cherish This?

by Tyler Dirks

I recently heard from an old friend about the following scenario – – – > A suave guy showed up in our community. Everyone was immediately drawn to him. He was good looking, outgoing, hospitable, easy to talk to, articulate, and he even spoke of how “he’s not perfect” and how he “needs the grace […]

Mark XII: Begging Better Than Boasting

by Tyler Dirks

The Marvelous Thing The Lord Did 1And He began to speak to them in parables. “A man planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a pit for the winepress and built a tower, and leased it to tenants and went into another country. 2 When the season came, he sent a servant […]

Stories of Subversion

by Tyler Dirks

The Author and Maker SEZ to submit to the people whom He has ordained, assigned, and positioned in authority over us. The Maker SEZ, “Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and […]

Plague of Meat

by Tyler Dirks

Quail carcasses everywhere. A day’s walk in any direction …3 feet of quail corpses as far as the eye can see. Envision it. See it in your mind’s eye till you start to smell the sea of meat …hold it fast in your imagination till you can practically feel the wilting feathers being pressed underfoot […]

The Power to Love Others: Who Pays?

by Tyler Dirks

She had A LOT of work to do! She rose early (pre-sunrise). She zombie-lurched to the bathroom. Her husband had installed a light switch sensor so that she didn’t have to mess around attempting to locate the tiny torture lever furnished to expose her waking wretchedness. Light burst upon the scene and exploded all around […]

Racial Reconciliation

by Tyler Dirks

Yesterday I studied the Bible with a man who doesn’t (physically) look like me. We are both of the same race (the human race), but our ethnicity is different. Also, our life experiences and cultures are a bit different. As we talked about what we see God saying to us in Scripture – our interpretations […]