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Welcome to Fire On Your Head, the podcast designed to "kick you out of the upper room". We're a discussion and interview-styled show hosted by me, Steve Bremner, a blogger, author, and missionary to Peru. Join me as I interview authors and other interesting people, and sometimes post shows just by myself getting something out of my system. Sometimes I'm funny, sometimes serious, but hopefully you'll find it always worthwhile.

May 19, 2016

Hey friends,
Sorry for the delay in posting a new episode. As I share in the beginning, I've been really struggling with allergy flare ups since it's incredibly humid down here in the part of Peru where we live.

This week I shared some thoughts and reflections on why we crave religious institutions and why is it so easy for human beings to desire someone else to do our spirituality for us while we sit back and become spectators.

We don’t usually think of Moses with “goodness” and grace. Yet, the Apostle Paul compared this as inferior to the glory we get to know in the face of Christ under a new covenant!

What happened?

“Aaron and all the people of Israel saw Moses, and behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him.” (Ex 34:30)

Not only were they afraid, but Moses had to wear a veil over his face whenever he was not speaking with God (vv 33-35)

This is one thing we see in humankind over and over again. Like the first time Moses ascended the mountain, the very people God wanted to come inhabit and have relationship with wanted to keep God at arm’s length and obey rules and a command without yet knowing what they would be.

These are some of the things I dive into today as I reflect on how God wants to inhabit us, dwell among us and have relationship with us directly and not through our leaders or any other intermediary.

 

Links:

Why You Haven't Found An Organic Church Yet - My Response to a Recent Post by Frank Viola

Why We Crave Religious Institutions... and Why I'm Not Leading Churches for a While Longer - Rob Wilkerson

Thoughts on Why We Crave Religious Institutions

Face to Face: No Need For Media

 

Books:

What On Earth Is Glory? A Practical Approach to a Glory-Filled Life by Paul Manwaring