Category Archives: life

Søren Kierkegaard Promoted Sermon-Free, Participatory Church

Søren Kierkegaard Promoted Sermon-Free, Participatory Church “Christianity should not be lectured about. Christ says, my teaching is food. Christ has not appointed assistant-professors — but followers.” –Søren Kierkegaard “The greatest possible error arises when we reduce the clergy to teachers. … Continue reading

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Church — A Flow Or A Show?

Is church more of a show or more of a flow?  Wind and rivers are symbols of the Holy Spirit. The wind blows, a river flows; but the church tends to show what it knows through programs and presentations rather … Continue reading

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What if Sunday morning church had less infrastructure and more networking? It could be transformed from a Sunday morning love lecture into a group of people actively living love with one another!

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Don’t Abort The Christ Child . . .

Don’t abort the Christ Child! Let Him live in your heart this holiday season. Think how different things would be this time of year if Mary had not made the pro-life choice. Had Mary killed the Christ Child in her … Continue reading

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Church isn’t lessons to be learned by lecture; but life being lived together.

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God is like the human heart beat, keeping you alive, moment by moment, even when you are completely unaware of Him.

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Locking Myself Out Of My House Made Me A Philosopher

On a solitary stay-cation today, I took something to my car for an outing I had planned.  When I returned to my back door, I discovered that I had locked myself out of my house. No problem.  My neighbor has … Continue reading

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