Bruce Van Blair

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Invitation to a Reformation

     Contents
        Paperback        Kindle format
A Year to Remember – Sources We Forget

     Contents        Paperback        Kindle format (forthcoming)

The Believer's Road – A Journey Through Luke

     Contents        Paperback        Kindle format

In a Nut's Shell – Sermons for Lent & Holy Week

     Contents        Kindle format        PDF format
Eli and The Tiger

     Children's Story         Kindle format

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What Are We Missing When Something Is Amiss?
We Need To Make Some Changes
Jesus of Nazareth
– Not Jesus of Bethlehem
Jesus Is Already Here
– Not Coming Again
The Holy Spirit
– The Greatest Dynamism And Surprise Of The New Age
  (Not An Apocalyptic End-Time
– The Church)
Creeds Are Not Our Friends
The Bible Is Words
– Not THE WORD (of God)
God On One Side
– Jesus On The Other (Traditional Explanations
  Of The Meaning Of The Cross Have To Be Wrong)
So What Would The Intentional Church Look Like?
Disciple Bands (Bible Study Groups)
The Sacred And The Mundane (The Priesthood Of All Believers)
The Invitation To The Reformation
Epilogue: What On Earth Is The Purpose?
Appendix A: Reconsidering Christmas
Appendix B: The Doctrine Of The Virgin Birth
Appendix C: The Fall
Resources

 

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CONTENTS OF
A Year to Remember – Sources We Forget
 

SECTION ONE – WINTER
It Is Hard To See The Dragon That Has Swallowed You
Dry Drunks & Dry Christians
An Attitude Of Gratitude
Taking Care Of It
Spiritual Blackouts
The Lord’s Prayer
Father
Daddy
Hallowed Be Thy Name
Thy Kingdom Come
The Bread For Existence
Forgive Us
Into Temptation

SECTION TWO – SPRING
Seven By Seven
Lust
Gluttony
Greed
Sloth
Anger
Envy
Pride
Beyond The Seven Deadly Sins
Keep Clearing It Up
What Are Friends Four?
On Turning Your Back
Helping People

SECTION THREE – SUMMER
Where Does Love Come From?
Love Is A Spendthrift
What Is Love?
Love Is Not A Thing
In It For Myself
A Desire To Be Closer To God
The Number-One Consideration
Some Seed
Darkness Is Also A Friend
Together For Good
Fear No Evil
Guardian Angels
Is It Okay To Be Happy?

SECTION FOUR – AUTUMN
Principalities & Powers
To Stand Firm
The Seventh Protection
When God Deserts
Days To Remember
Father Of Fathers
The One And The Many
Playing God
You Are On A Path
With All Of Your Mind
Sin
Sweet & Sour
The Sermon On The Amount

THE STEPS THROUGH LENT, AND BEYOND
Step Eight
– Ash Wednesday:  The Eighth Step
Step One
– First Sunday in Lent:  Powerless
Step Two
– Second Sunday in Lent:  Came To Believe
Step Three
– Third Sunday in Lent:  Made A Decision
Step Four
– Fourth Sunday in Lent:  A Searching And Fearless Inventory
Step Five
– Fifth Sunday in Lent:  Confession
Palm Sunday:  Courage To Change The Things I Can
Maundy Thursday:  Altars And Tables
Easter I:  I'm Impressed
Easter II:  The Promises
Step Six:  Entirely Ready For Reconstruction
Step Seven:  Humbly Asked
Step Nine:  Made Direct Amends
Step Ten:  When We Were Wrong
Step Eleven
– Pentecost:  Through Prayer And Meditation
Step Twelve A:  Tried To Carry The Message
Step Twelve B:  In All Our Affairs
Postscript I:  Your Adversary
Postscript IIThe Capacity To Be Honest

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CONTENTS OF
The Believer's Road – A Journey Through Luke

THROUGH LUKE
Chapter-by-chapter through Luke's Gospel

POLEMIC
Opiate of the People
The Inerrancy of Scripture
The Doctrine of the Virgin Birth
Subjective Truth
Anthropomorphism and Pinocchio
The Ethic of Jesus

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CONTENTS OF
In a Nut's Shell – Sermons for Lent & Holy Week

LENT
Depravity (Ash Wednesday)
Like Jesus? (First Sunday in Lent)
Like Jesus 2 (Second Sunday in Lent)
Like Jesus 3 (Third Sunday in Lent)
Like Jesus 4 (Fourth Sunday in Lent)
Like Jesus 5 (Fifth Sunday in Lent

HOLY WEEK
A True Chance (Palm Sunday)
An Opportune Time (Maundy Thursday)
Is Christianity About a Cross? (Good Friday)
Knowing Before We Know (Easter Sunrise)
The Real Thing (Easter Morning I)
Are You Pitiful? (Easter Morning II)
Do We Love God (Toward Pentecost)


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