Posts from December 2023

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The Perils of Christmas

by Tyler Dirks

Yesterday we had a big meeting to imaginatively inhabit some of Isaiah’s prophecy. We envisaged an itsy-bitsy fragile shoot growing out of a rotting stump. We assumed that nothing good could ever come from this stump, and this tiny sign of life did not in the least persuade us that wholesale redemption was going to […]

Rocky Relationship

by Tyler Dirks

Things started out really rough for her. Her father was an Amorite, and her mom was a Hittite; and she was born in the land of the Canaanites. On the day she was born she wasn’t washed or swaddled; she was cast out and deserted in an open field. She wasn’t just abandoned, she was […]


by Tyler Dirks

Here’s what The Boss mentioned in the morning meeting today (Ezekiel 13)… He said, “I’m angry with people who prophesy out of their own hearts; who sew magic bands upon all wrists, and make veils for the heads of persons of every stature, in the hunt for souls! … I will not stand for it! […]

Celebrating You

by Tyler Dirks

You want to be accepted. Actually, you crave far more than mere acceptance. You yearn to be celebrated! When a 7 year old says to their parents, “Watch this!” The reaction they long for is, “WOW! That’s fantastic! That’s the most incredible thing I’ve ever seen! You’re amazing!!” We NEVER “outgrow” this! Matter of fact, […]

The First Noël

by Tyler Dirks

I was reading about Christmas this morning. It was disturbing! There was this pregnant lady crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth (i.e. a not-so-silent night of INTENSE labor!). And then, to make matters worse, a GINORMOUS 7-HEADED DRAGON swept his tail through outer space and caused 1/3 of the stars […]