Category Archives: mystery

God’s Not Dead!

God’s not dead.  What would happen if a group of believers would begin to gather, not merely to sing and hear a presentation about Christ, but to cultivate,  surrender to, and obey Christ’s actual presence among them?  When church presents … Continue reading

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Thoughts & Quotes — Church Outside The Box

An open mic in church opens hearts, and allows the Holy Spirit to speak through anyone present. If the outcome hasn’t been planned ahead of time, church has all the anticipation and excitement of a championship sporting event! When we … Continue reading

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Baptist Pastor Promotes Participatory Church

I “stumbled upon” a 1971 book by a Baptist pastor that describes a participatory style church service: “One winter morning I stopped for worship at a small East Tennessee rural church . . . The singing stopped and he (the … Continue reading

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Do The Math (Meditate On Multiple [7] Math Matters)

When you just can’t seem to figure life out — math might help.  Let’s meaningfully meditate on multiple (7) mathematics matters: 1)  Math wasn’t blown into being by the Big Bang.  It just doesn’t add up that an accidental explosion … Continue reading

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21 Creative Blogs About Christmas

Happy birthday, Jesus!  Here are some blogs I wrote about You and and Your birth: The World’s Most Unusual Christmas Greeting Christmas Eve Eve — The Night Before The Day Before The Fiscal Cliff The Christmas Drug — The High Hopes … Continue reading

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Why does a society that prides itself on tolerance and the accepting of diversity into the mainstream; marginalize the praying community?

Why does a society that prides itself on tolerance and the accepting of diversity into the mainstream; marginalize the praying community?  

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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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Poem — Feel The Real Deal Thrill . . .

When you know that Jesus is real There’s a never-ending thrill, No matter how you feel. You can’t stand still Or follow the seductive appeal Of popular culture’s deal, Because your heart is full of passion and zeal To hear … Continue reading

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What Will It Take For A Bible Type Revival To Happen In America?

At The Salvation Army Berry Street last Sunday we passed out paper and pens and had everybody who was willing to write out a question for God and then to listen to God for His answer to their question. Then … Continue reading

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