Flowing Faith

August 30, 2011
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Flirting With the World?

Are you flirting with the world? Are you cheating on God? Sounds like the questions are getting even tougher today. But this is not just about motivation any more. First unthinkable becomes thinkable, then suddenly it’s doable. Slowly worldly things … Continue reading

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August 26, 2011
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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God Does Not Take His Gift Back

Yesterday we talked about being saved by grace through faith. I felt a couple of things needed some clarification: 1) It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t save ourselves. God does. All we do is trust him to … Continue reading

August 23, 2011
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Beyond Childhood Faith

After years of theoretical preparation for Christian faith formation I have found extremely delightful to experience child rearing myself. To witness firsthand how a child forms his or her world view is a marvelous blessing itself. But I also feel … Continue reading

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August 22, 2011
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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The More You Get, The Less You Are

Often people think that they’d get more out of life if their goal was simply to satisfy all their needs and wants. But the opposite is true! It might first look like that people who pile up most material goods … Continue reading

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August 19, 2011
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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How to Keep Legalism Out of Christianity, part 3

How do you know whether you are a legalistic or not? Mike Taylor provides us a simple test to check whether you are prone to a legalistic thinking: “ask yourself, “How does God feel about me today?” If the answer … Continue reading

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August 18, 2011
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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How to Keep Legalism Out of Christianity, part 2

We all know it would be good to read the Word of God (or….add any spiritual discipline here). But how come so many Christians go by weeks, month, even years without reading it? The enemy is good in making us … Continue reading

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August 16, 2011
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Keeping Legalism Out of Christianity, part 1

Legalism is one of the worst enemies of grace. It tries to steal the joy of salvation. It tries to make us believe that somehow our salvation is depending on something we should do or leave undone. Legalism tries to … Continue reading

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August 15, 2011
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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God Is Not a Deceiver!

Just today I was asked on Twitter “Why does God offer glimmers of hope only to yank them back ???” and felt that this is a question that deserves a little longer answer. I believe this is a real sentiment … Continue reading

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