Presence This Summer: An Exciting Announcement

“A global conversation for a new earth.” That’s what Presence, in our essence, stands for. We want to be where you are, participating in – and leading – conversations that lead to greater clarity, peace, insight and abundance. This summer, we’re excited to announce two ways that we’ll be able to have these conversations – … Continue reading Presence This Summer: An Exciting Announcement

Full Glory: Our Birthright (Daniel, Conclusion)

Paul’s message in 2 Corinthians 5 is clear. The destruction of the temple – or Jewish religious system – would not leave the Jewish believers “homeless” because God had promised a new heaven and earth, as well as a “greater and more perfect tabernacle,” the holiest of all. Just as certainly as Christ went to prepare a place for them, … Continue reading Full Glory: Our Birthright (Daniel, Conclusion)

Jesus the Shaman – Transformed Apocalypticism – Chris Dierkes

In this series on Jesus-as-shaman, we’ve explored multiple dimensions, including Jesus as healer, exorcist, soul retriever and psychopomp. There are a number of other correlations we could make between classic shamanism and Jesus. For example, there is the shamanic practice of reading signs in nature to provide discerning insight: Jesus also said to the crowds, ‘When you … Continue reading Jesus the Shaman – Transformed Apocalypticism – Chris Dierkes

The Dwelling of Christ and Humanity – The Perfect Cube

When examining eschatology, we can see parallels between the New Jerusalem of Revelation 21 and the Holy of Holies of Hebrew worship. The perfect cube of the holy of holies finds its fulfillment in the perfect cube of the city of God. The city is laid out as a square; its length is as great … Continue reading The Dwelling of Christ and Humanity – The Perfect Cube

Jesus the Shaman – Psychopomp – Chris Dierkes

Jesus was crucified under Pontius Pilate, died, and was buried. He descended into the dead. – The Apostles Creed Jesus was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, in which also he went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison… – 1 Peter 3:19 Psychopomps are journeys where … Continue reading Jesus the Shaman – Psychopomp – Chris Dierkes

The Last Days – Clearing the Confusion

Some want to have the Old Covenant age end properly at the fall of Jerusalem, but they are hesitant to assign the expected coming of Christ to that time. This effectively creates a third age that extends from the fall of Jerusalem to a future return of Christ. There is no such age or period … Continue reading The Last Days – Clearing the Confusion

Jesus the Shaman – Soul Retrievals – Chris Dierkes

When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered round him; and he was by the lake. Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet and begged him repeatedly, ‘My little daughter is at the point … Continue reading Jesus the Shaman – Soul Retrievals – Chris Dierkes

The Last Days – When Were They?

When were the last days? This is a critical question to answer. Unless we have an accurate perception of “the last days,” we cannot make a proper application of prophecy. Missing the timing of Scripture’s ‘last days’ will lead us to false conclusions about the events of those days. Missing the timing element of a prophecy will … Continue reading The Last Days – When Were They?

Jesus the Shaman – Exorcism – Chris Dierkes

Jesus went down to Capernaum, a city in Galilee, and was teaching them on the sabbath. They were astounded at his teaching, because he spoke with authority. In the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, ‘Let us alone! What have … Continue reading Jesus the Shaman – Exorcism – Chris Dierkes

The Last Days – It’s Not the End of the World

The “last days” in Scripture are not literally the end of the world, but the last days of the Old Covenant world that was passing away. Words like “end,” “end of the age,” and “the Day of the Lord” are end-time expressions, but they need not be taken to mean the end of the corporeal … Continue reading The Last Days – It’s Not the End of the World