Category Archives: missional

Tell it! Boldly Tell The Good News About Jesus Christ!

It is necessary to use words!  “Go tell it on the mountain and everywhere.”  “Speak the truth in love.”  “Shout it from the housetops.”  “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.”  “The righteous are as … Continue reading

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An Anglican & A Baptist Describe Participatory Church

Anglican priest, Robert Wild, describes participatory church: “God can speak to each person through the others and guide the entire assembly toward a common mind, toward consensus.” Baptist pastor, Ed Stetzer describes participatory church: “In all of our research on … 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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Characteristics Of Compromised Christianity

Christianity is a challenging faith — a heavenly vision, a high calling — beckoning men and women to live life at a higher level than that of merely satisfying their cravings, compulsions, and self-interest. However, rising above our baser nature … Continue reading

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Trying To Understand Hell

Popular writer, Rob Bell, wrote a book called Love Wins where he gives his views about Hell.  I’ve not read Rob’s book, but here are my views of Hell uninfluenced by Mr. Bell. I believe that Hell is a spiritual … Continue reading

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What Would William Booth Say Today? (WWWBST?)

William Booth was the founder of The Salvation Army.  He was a man with a passionate love for God and a deep love for humanity.  He died 100 years ago this year.  What would William Booth say to us today … Continue reading

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I Saw Lincoln (You Should Too!)

I saw Abraham Lincoln, not in person, of course, but in the new movie, Lincoln, directed by Steven Spielberg and staring Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln.  I was expecting a drama about the life of Lincoln, but this was not that. … Continue reading

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All Saints’ Day (November 1) — Celebrating The Jesus Team!

November 1 is All Saints’ Day.  It is a day set aside to celebrate The Jesus Team. The Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches have reserved the name, saint, for men and women who gained great victory over spiritual enemies and … Continue reading

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Quote From “Aggressive Christianity”

In her sermon, Aggressive Christianity, Catherine Booth (co-founder of The Salvation Army) preached: “It is a bad sign for the Christianity of this day that it provokes so little opposition. If there were no other evidence of it being wrong, … Continue reading

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Evangeline Booth, The Salvation Army, & Spiritual Fire

Evangeline believed that The Salvation Army represented an aggressive style of Christianity.  However, over the years, some of the early Army boldness has been lost.  Perhaps it is time to bring it back.  Here’s one step you can take to … Continue reading

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