Category: Theological Truths

See the Bible come to life as Charles draws connection and highlights little-known facts about this mysterious and powerful book. This category could be called Bible, but the purpose of the Bible is to reveal the One who wrote it. Thus the title “Theology – Study of God.”

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Luminouré – Part Three: ‘Un-Knowing’

Emerging during the season of life I would describe as that of “un-knowing” all that I had previously held to be true, my Christian faith has languored under the persistence in this sort of state. In the process of change, it is sometimes essential to take apart what has been wrongly constructed, but the purpose of this deconstruction is so that something better might be put in place.My open mind toward knowledge and experience outside the bounds of childish constraints did not prove that I could know nothing, but rather that I knew nothing. I had been, in some way, deceived.

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Luminouré – Part Two: The Word of Truth

I relegated the power of this truth to the breadth of my belief rather than recognizing my belief is only one small part of a whole reality that they present.
Now instead of thinking that the word of God is true because I believe it, I am beginning to humbly recognize that I believe in something that is true, not by my own power but by the grace of God which is given to reveal the person of Jesus so that I can begin to be restored to the promises of history and the present and growing reality of the kingdom. This light has already begun to burst forth in my heart and its rays are casting tender shadows whose height I cannot even begin to comprehend. There is much more here than I had previously imagined.

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Jesus Is Alive?

I finalized an essay earlier today that explores the implications of Jesus and the law. I am fascinated by Jesus and His role in the history of humanity. However, somehow I forgot that He died and came back to life. This means that He is alive, but somehow separated from his people that are on earth so that we can’t see Him. What does this mean for our interactions? Does He actually interact with us or is He busy at work doing something while the Spirit works in us. Except that the same Spirit is in us as in Him,...

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Awake – A Poem

Awake! O long enslumbered hour. Arise ye from your sacred bower. Long enchanted, yet, in silence kept. Preserved, your lightsome secret slept. Like fading daylight, none can tell, Where left the sun and darkness fell. Repeats the resonating evensong… While shadow grows him tall and long. The truth, it seemed, were there in sight, But scarcely could reveal. The fading light, Had cast its shade across the lonely hill. There, sleeping flowers rose and fell. The wind their spirits carried far and high, O’re mountain peak, and hill, and grassy lie. Co-mingled, raced into the wings of time, Addicted to...

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Grace

With the temptation, there is a way of escape, but the simple plastic pleasure overwhelms me. When I let it come so close, it blocks out all the beauty far away and for a moment it’s all I want. But once I reach out my hand to touch it, all the joy it promised melts away leaving only a hollow shell to echo the guilt I now feel. The problem is that sin, brought so close blocks the light that once warmed my heart. No, the sin itself does not block the light, but I must choose to turn away...