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Religion or Relationship?

2016-02-26T06:28:48-04:00February 26th, 2016|Categories: Passionately His|Tags: , , |

A friend on social media recently asked an interesting question:  Is Christianity more about religion or relationship?  Or a bit of both? How would you answer? There have been congregations, even whole denominations, that have been built on the concept of selling Christianity as relationship and not religion.  I think that may have [...]

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What Jesus ACTUALLY Said and Did Most

2015-09-17T10:21:32-04:00September 17th, 2015|Categories: Matthew Ruttan|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“I am a Jew,” Albert Einstein wrote, “but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene… No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life.” For years, Jesus “meek and mild” [...]

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Prayer Advice from Martin Luther. Boom.

2015-03-17T14:52:09-04:00March 17th, 2015|Categories: Matthew Ruttan|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Anthony Ross was a rugged Scot known for eloquent speech. But an illness took his voice. He would never speak the same way again—but he was not totally devoid of words. He could still speak. Barely. As a result, his words had more weight. People would come from hundreds of miles to [...]

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Three Of The Biggest Misunderstandings About Jesus

2015-02-24T16:28:36-04:00February 24th, 2015|Categories: Matthew Ruttan|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Albert Schweitzer famously said that when looking for the “real” Jesus, it can be like looking down a well: Our search can be so polluted with personal motives that instead of finding Jesus, we find our own reflection staring back at us. Jesus is, in a way, the perpetual Stranger. As Schweitzer wrote, [...]

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