Category Archives: alternative lifestyle

Church is Like Breathing (& Other Free Flowing Ideas)

A church meeting is like breathing: 1) Someone can program and control it; or 2) People can let go and let it flow. What would happen if a group of believers would begin to gather, not merely to sing and … Continue reading

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Quotes From ABC’s Nashville TV Series (That Illustrate The Bible “One Anothers”)

Come, See God’s Amazing One-Anothers In Action! To stay consistently fired-up for Christ, you need to regularly be around a group of fired-up believers meeting in an environment where they are free to obey the New Testament “one anothers:” “encourage … Continue reading

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The Wilberforce Force — Undying Passion To Make A Difference For Righetousness

Yesterday I watched a movie about William Wilberforce, the man who in the early 1800 spent many years trying to get a bill to end the slave trade through the British Parliament.  The force of Wilberforce’s example and lifestyle moved … Continue reading

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Believing Outside The Box — Creativity In Church

Thinking outside the box is a popular phrase.  Taco Bell even played on it in their commercial by encouraging people to think outside the bun.  Creative, out of the box thinking, has brought tremendous advancements to society.  However one group … Continue reading

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Spirit-Led Church — Makes You Want To Say: “Oh, My God!”

Church is not about what I want or what you want.  Church is about what God wants!   His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Church is not a place to sit and be told what … Continue reading

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Rocket science can’t reinvent the thrill in your life — but Christ can!

Rocket science can’t reinvent the thrill (or the wheel) in your life — but Christ can! All you need is Christimacy — living in continual intimacy with the living, resurrected Jesus Christ. Why not become a Christimate — an obedient … Continue reading

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The Cat In The Hat Shares The Rap On His Cap

Yo! Let’s go, We gotta show A better way to pray Than sittin’ in pews Hearin’ preacha views. We got da great news! Let everybody share A prayer or a care. Take da flag Out of da bag; Blood & … Continue reading

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Imitator or Radiator? (Awash In The World or Aflame For God?)

Are you a radiator spreading the presence and power of Christ to the people around you or an imitator following the influence of popular culture? Are you transforming your friends, neighbors, coworkers and community by godly influence or are you … Continue reading

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Is America Violent & Alienated From God Like Jean Valjean In Les Misérables?

Les Misérables, the new movie musical staring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and Amanda Seyfried, beautifully brings Victor Hugo’s 1862 French novel to life.  However, it made me wonder:  Is America violent and alienated from God like the main … Continue reading

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Radical (Back To The Roots) Church Is . . .

Church is a living message: *Christ alive from the dead; * actually present with us when we gather in His name; * personally directing the meeting and leading various people to share testimonies, gifts of the Spirit, Scriptures, prayers, etc. … Continue reading

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