The Spiritual Spelunker
Dennis' adventures down in the deep, dark, earthy questions of philosophy and ethics confronting Christians along the Way.
Bad Moon Arising
Dennis discusses the need for balanced, prophetic vision to assess the moral and spiritual sickness of America's heart and soul. Is it possible that God's judgment, as a loving, just, and correcting hand has been loosed upon our nation? Whatever your answer, Dennis discusses our personal need to deepen our faith and spirituality to help ourselves and others along the difficult road ahead, the Way through trials.
A very important article if one is a Christian who practices active faith in the Word. Why is it that we do not receive that for which we sincerely believe from the promises of the Word of God? There are many answers, but a chief one that seemingly never gets discussion is the role of the human will in the faith equation. Humans are body, soul, and spirit. The soul is the mind, will, and emotions. There has been much teaching and ministry on the mind and the emotions, but all too little on the will. When Adam fell, he lost his Word, but he did not lose his will. Now that Adam Reborn has regained God's Word in the Scriptures, he must learn to fix his mind on the Word, to "stay his mind on God," to bring his will into continual line with God's will. Staying the mind is not a function of the mind, per se, but of the will. All Christians who believe the Word have the Word, but few of them know how to fix their will, to stay their minds on the Word. Fewer still train themselves to do so, to "Be still and know the Lord is God." It is a great weakness in the Body of Christ and in our spiritual formation. In this article, Dennis addresses the problem and teaches friends on the Way how to fix their minds on "excellent and virtuous things," things that will bring prosperity and peace in the Christian life.
Dennis Tao Twenty Three
In this selection of spiritual verse, Dennis addresses the topic of "proving God's existence." The story is based upon a memorable conversation he had many years ago at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with his revered mentor, Dr. Edward Galligan, professor of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy.
Apotheosis in Reverse
Dennis approaches the rather novel of question of whether or not God can mislead us in order to keep us from being misled. Viewed through the lens of a humorous story from Dennis' childhood, this article is all about how God uses failure in order to advance us towards higher spiritual maturity. It also presents a rather sticky question of ethics from Dietrich Bonhoeffer concerning when it is good to lie.