Posts from July 2017

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Use Your Imagination

by Tyler Dirks

My word for 2017 is “Imagination.” I am increasingly convinced that we (the human race in the 21st century) have an atrophied imagination. We are invited to endure as seeing Him who is invisible,¬†and we are told that though we have not seen Him, we love Him. Though we do not now see Him, we […]

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 […]

Something Unpopular Remains To Be Dealt With…

by Tyler Dirks

One of the most widely-revered thinkers of the 20th century is a man by the name of Clive Staples Lewis. I have personally met humans from a variety of Christian denominations and world religions who enthusiastically embrace and enjoy his work. I marvel at this. Because Clive Lewis is not a man who avoids controversial […]

How We Evaluate Missionaries

by Tyler Dirks

Every community on the planet supports missionaries. On the most basic level, everyone deeply approves of something, and there is an inescapable desire to advocate for, and convert others to, the same set of beliefs. Some have clearly defined criteria for evaluating whether or not they will endorse and support someone, while others take a […]

Practical, Relevant, Vital

by Tyler Dirks

It can be fun to traffic in the abstract, but sooner or later I want something that’s actually going to make an impact. So here it is – – – > the most practical, relevant, and vital thing you must do every day: *The daily reading, pondering, praying through, tasting and digesting the Word of […]