Author Archives: Ole Henrik

Prayer a response to desire

Prayer cannot exist without desire, and desire is a normal response to something which exists. When a desire wells up in us to pray for something it is because this something already exists. The temporal material world always works as … Continue reading

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The Parable of a Manger

It was during a Christmas service while I was pondering the birth of Jesus that the veil was lifted and I saw that this is far more than a feel good story – it is also a parable. Where I … Continue reading


Death Lost its Sting

As I have grown older death has become more prominent in my mind and thinking. I readily admit that I at times have feared death, full well knowing that there is no escape from it. We will all one day … Continue reading


Cleansing Ears

This sensation of always falling short of God’s expectations to me was more or less prevalent in everything I undertook during the first ten years of my Christian walk. It actually wore me down to a point of exhaustion and … Continue reading


An Example

I would be hard pressed to say that my father was a great example to me or my three brothers. He struggled with alcohol and pills. He was very difficult to talk with. He didn’t show much affection or love … Continue reading


Faith and Works

“Let your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” – “Faith is the evidence of things hoped for, the substance of things not seen” – “Before you call I will answer.” A thing is done in heaven, … Continue reading


Stones to Bread

In 2007 The Showdown published the song “Temptation come my way” which is a raw demonstration of Southern Metal at its best. I have never been much of a lyrics person; it is the music that catches me, but for … Continue reading


Deciphering Lanyon

Introduction: I quite often find Walter Lanyon’s writings difficult to wrap my mind around. Some say his prose is not meant to be read with the mind, but with the spirit. However, for me that approach isn’t satisfying. What does … Continue reading

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Does the Union-Life perspective encourage license?

By Dan Stone (Union Life Magazine March 1978) We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing greatness of the power may be of God and not from ourselves. 2 Corinthians 4:7 Does the union-life emphasis upon” Spirit as ultimate reality” encourage license? Directly … Continue reading

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Thy Kingdom Come

Late last evening I found myself marveling at the word “heart” which we find several places in the Scriptures. My human flesh heart pumps blood which supplies my cells with oxygen. It struck me that my heart consists of two … Continue reading

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