God is Hell - The Jesus Trip

Posted May 16th, 12:00 by The New Mystics - John Crowder on Healing


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God is Hell
Hell is Not Separation from God 
Your understanding of the nature of Hell will be conditioned by the nature of the God you preach. What motivated Paul’s ministry? “The fear of Hell compels us” or “the love of Christ compels us?” What if we’ve missed the boat altogether … what if CS Lewis and so many of the Orthodox fathers and Catholic mystics...

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What is Religion? - The Jesus Trip

Posted May 9th, 12:00 by The New Mystics - John Crowder on Healing


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What is Religion?
How God Closed Shop on Religion 
We can make a religion out of anything. But what is religion exactly? There's a general sense in which people ask, "are you religious?" often suggesting a mere adherence to or belief in God. But why do many Christians often cringe at the use of this word "religion?"
This week, John Crowder breaks down the concept of religion,...

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How to Talk to an Atheist - The Jesus Trip

Posted May 2nd, 12:00 by The New Mystics - John Crowder on Healing


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How to Talk to an Atheist
And the Limitations of Apologetics
This week, John Crowder shares several thoughts on interacting with atheism. While there is a place for apologetics - defending the faith - very often Christians lean upon argument and debate in an attempt to force something that comes by revelation alone. And defensiveness is not the flavor of faith.
So if revelation is personally needed,...

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Go to Africa with John Crowder!

Posted May 1st, 12:00 by The New Mystics - John Crowder on Healing


Respond to the Call: Africa Mission Trip 
Signup by June 14 ... Be a Gospel Bliss Carrier!
Do you have a heart for missions? Love the intoxicating Presence, the straight Grace Gospel, flowing in the miraculous and want to bless the poor? Then you’re a candidate to be part of our ministry team to Africa this coming November. This will be a smaller team, so you’ll have lots of one-on-one time together with John Crowder as you hit not one,...

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Creation and Incarnation - The Jesus Trip

Posted Apr 27th, 12:00 by The New Mystics - John Crowder on Healing


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Creation and Incarnation
One Seamless Act of God
In the Western church, God’s creation of the world is normally taught as a “separate” act from the incarnation of Jesus Christ ... it is hardly ever thought to connect together God's creation and redemption of the cosmos. But for ages past, the Eastern church fathers have taught something quite different. Creation and redemption are one, unbroken seamless...

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Do Not Cling to Me - The Jesus Trip

Posted Apr 21st, 12:00 by The New Mystics - John Crowder on Healing


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Do Not Cling to Me
Mary at the Garden Tomb 
He is risen! As we feast on the Paschal Mystery of the Resurrection, we celebrate the very foundation and heartbeat of the ancient faith: God the Father raised Jesus Christ from the dead.
In this week's video, John Crowder shares insights into the resurrection, primarily focusing on the peculiar words of Jesus to Mary Magdalene in the Garden ... Why...

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Did God Strike Herod, Ananias & Sapphira? - The Jesus Trip

Posted Apr 11th, 12:00 by The New Mystics - John Crowder on Healing


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Did God Strike Herod, Ananias & Sapphira?
New Testament Judgment Passages
What do we do with seemingly harsh judgment scenarios in the New Testament that seem like fiery stories of vengeance more akin to the Old Testament? Two Biblical episodes that cause people some consternation are in the Book of Acts: where Ananias and Sapphira fall dead at church, and also where King Herod is struck dead and eaten...

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Mental Illness & Depression - The Jesus Trip

Posted Apr 5th, 12:00 by The New Mystics - John Crowder on Healing


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Mental Illness & Depression
Embracing the Mind of Christ
The topic of mental illness and depression is a massive subject, that often gets relegated to only chemical, biological and environmental factors. But this week, John Crowder gives an overview of the subject, specifically as regards the vital aspect of relating it to our spirituality.
No matter what our struggle, the Gospel is the antidote. And we are created...

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Do We Ditch The Old Testament? - The Jesus Trip

Posted Mar 28th, 12:00 by The New Mystics - John Crowder on Healing


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Do We Ditch the Old Testament?
The New Marcionites
This week, John Crowder explains why he is NOT a part of the so-called "grace movement." He takes the gloves off this week for a vicious attack against the progressivist, socio-cultural version of a make-believe Jesus that is being used to redefine scripture and Christianity itself.
Most pointedly, Crowder deals with the popular trend of writing off the Old Testament as...

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Resurrection Must Be Literal - The Jesus Trip

Posted Mar 21st, 12:00 by The New Mystics - John Crowder on Healing


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Resurrection Must Be Literal
Empty Grave: More Than an Allegory
An old trend is returning to merely allegorize the resurrection of Jesus Christ as a symbolic/archetypal happening, whether or not it actually occurred. Many new age "Christ conciousness" teachings are resurfacing that seek to sidestep the scandal of the resurrection, asserting it is irrelevant whether Christ was physically/literally raised from the dead.
This week, John Crowder shows that...

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The Fall Needed a Fix - The Jesus Trip

Posted Mar 14th, 12:00 by The New Mystics - John Crowder on Healing


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The Fall Needed a Fix
Christ the Revealer and Restorer
Jesus came to reveal the truth of who we are, displaying and revealing the divine image in which we were created. This is a powerful truth, and yet many new age “Christ consciousness“ teachers limit the person of Jesus as being merely an example of a divinity into which we can all awaken or ascend.
But Jesus is...

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Born Sinners? - The Jesus Trip

Posted Mar 7th, 12:00 by The New Mystics - John Crowder on Healing


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Born Sinners?
Do People Inherit Original Sin?
Many folks are taught we inherit Adam's sinful nature at birth - therefore man is totally depraved: that every word, thought and action is corrupt and we are incapable of doing good. The knee-jerk reaction to this extreme is to deny that man inherited a sinful nature at all ... but instead we only become sinners when we ourselves...

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Was the Cross Necessary? - The Jesus Trip

Posted Feb 28th, 12:00 by The New Mystics - John Crowder on Healing


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Was the Cross Necessary?
What Jesus Did and Did Not Accomplish
What is the purpose of the cross? Most Evangelicals will tell you that it was satisfying the Father's wrath or His demand for holiness by killing His only Son. But is that really true? And if not, then what was the point of Jesus dying?
Some today try to say that Jesus did not need to die...

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You should go to Brazil on a Mission with John Crowder ... Last call!

Posted Feb 25th, 12:00 by The New Mystics - John Crowder on Healing


Last Call for Summer Mission to Brazil
Signup Deadline is March 8 ... Bring The Gospel Bliss!
Do you have a desire for missions? Love the intoxicating Presence, the straight Grace Gospel, flowing in the miraculous and want to bless the poor? Then you’re a candidate to be part of our ministry team to Brazil this summer. This will be a smaller team, so you’ll have lots of one-on-one time together John. Plus it’s the most affordable mission trip SOT...

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Evangelical Arianism - The Jesus Trip

Posted Feb 21st, 12:00 by The New Mystics - John Crowder on Healing


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Evangelical Arianism
The Paganism of Western Christianity
While Evangelicals would never claim outright that Jesus Christ is of a lesser substance than His Father, the fact is the majority actually deny His Lordship and full divinity. How? By believing the Father abandoned the Son on the cross, in order to satisfy some "higher" sense of holiness or justice. This wrong way of thinking puts Jesus down the...

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