The Broken Journey

Phillip Johnson

I’m Phillip Johnson and you are on The Broken Journey. There is a drive in every soul. It gets us up every morning. It compels us to seek out pleasures, to face fears, to engage in relationships. It is the desire for intimacy and the intimacy of desire…but we fall short, we miss the mark, we become fragmented by failures, flaws, and wounds inflicted by self and trusted others. The Broken Journey is about the discovery in discipleship to Christ there is a oneness possible and your journey into the brokenness becomes your place of wholeness, peace, and purposeful intimacy. read less
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Origins Series: Episode 3 Interpreting for Intimacy
Jul 31 2021
Origins Series: Episode 3 Interpreting for Intimacy
Discipleship is a process, a trajectory of knowing, being, and doing together which shapes us in His image.  This series is a journey into the opening pages of Scripture where we discover in Genesis how creation helps us understand His story while guiding our efforts to become more like Him.  We must trust that Christ’s decision to be openly broken is enough evidence for us to pursue living which models His approach.  We must settle for nothing less than a restoration of the garden.  As Apostolics we approach the Word of God as His very breath in our lungs.  It is His words for our lives and we give it a primary place in informing how we live and be in the world.  Therefore, when we interpret for intimacy we will live in oneness, be restored in salvation, covenanted in community and focused in mission discovering healing for brokenness and a return to relational intimacy with God and others.Truth must first be interpreted if it is ever to be integrated.  Interpretation is not a choice; it is an inevitability interwoven into every fiber of reality.  When God first spoke in the garden, long before sin and the Fall had entered the picture, the act of interpretation was begun.  Interpretation is the activity which initially engages us in our pursuit of knowing Christ.  In and of itself interpreting another’s words in the search for their meaning is an incredible act of intimacy.  We believe the Bible to be the very words of God for us.  With this in mind it is imperative that we take great care and consideration with how we read Scripture guided by the proper ‘why’ we interpret.