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The two extremes of spiritual warfare

Like it or not, we were born again into a world at war. Photo credit: The US Army (Creative Commons) I often recall a story I was told of a soldier, fully clad in all his combat gear, sitting at a table outside a restaurant drinking a cup of coffee. He was killed by a… Read More

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Kingdom skills Spiritual warfare

Business as (spiritual) warfare

The Lord has used our business to teach us much about the Christian life, especially spiritual warfare. We began The Karis Group (Karis is Greek for “grace”) in 1996, and God wonderfully blessed–for about four years. We moved from the tiny spare room to our garage. When we were obviously violating the zoning laws because… Read More

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What is prayer walking?

Photo credit: Stef Lewandowski (Creative Commons) When we started a church in the low income housing projects, the first thing we did was to prepare the ground in prayer. In Matthew 12, Jesus gives an illustration in his defense against an attack by the Pharisees. They accused him of casting out demons by the power… Read More

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Non-religious Christianity Spiritual warfare

The spiritual realm is real: a story

Is there a spiritual realm, an unseen dimension to what happens here on earth? Is spiritual warfare just our imagination? Does what we do spiritually make any difference to what happens here on earth?  Understanding the reality of an unseen dimension that affects what goes on here on earth  jolts us out of religious complacency and… Read More