Pilgrim’s Road Trip #12 – You Don’t Have To Live Like A Refugee

We live as exiles. We’re called to be pilgrims.

I am journeying through Scripture chronologically, stopping at a few oases along the way, in order to contemplate our exile experience. I’ll also offer some helpful thoughts about how Christ can reshape that identity and reorient our journey so we live as pilgrims. To read earlier posts in the series, click here.

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Tom Petty’s anthem addressing a lover who clutched her past baggage like a security blanket and lived as though she was in the starting blocks, ready to run, is on my iPod roadtrip playlist [Read more]

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  1. This realisation was mirrored a few months later when someone who helped me sort out the occult problem turned up and read me parts of some Christian books, some of which were about the occult and some of which were about other things. One was about a Christian thought life. I can’t remember who the author was or what the title was, but it said that a pastor the author counselled had had an affair with a woman that eventually ended his career. The affair had started after she’d come to him for counselling and he was sexually attracted to her, and she’d enticed him to begin a relationship with her, and he couldn’t resist the temptation. Apparently, the reason he’d been so quick to fall into it was because he’d been having sexual thoughts about women and so his mind was on that track to begin with. If he’d had a history of stopping himself from having lustful thoughts whenever they came into his head, obeying the Bible, which says that thinking about extramarital sex is as sinful as doing it, it would have been less likely that he’d have been so quick to fall into temptation, because his mind wouldn’t have been focused on such things.

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