Category Archives: Nashville

Man Up! (Participatory/Organic Church Reaches Men!)

“The typical U.S. Congregation draws an adult crowd that’s 61% female, 39% male. This gender gap shows up in all age categories.” –Churchformen.com.  Why does church in the U.S. not reach more men? “Men are hard-wired for risk taking—particularly young … Continue reading

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Democracy, Ekklesia, & Church (It’s Greek to most of us.)

An ekklesia was the governing body of an ancient Greek city-state and the world’s first expression of democracy.   It was made up of all of the adult, male citizens in a particular city-state and met 40 times per year to … Continue reading

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It Takes A Glow Brainer To Turn A “No Brainer” Into A Know Brainer!

Both a phone with no service and someone without a strong Spirit-signal, find frustration and meaninglessness.  However, a glow brainer will give you a strong Spirit-signal.  When God shines in your heart, He enlightens your mind!  ” For God, who said, … Continue reading

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From The Ice Bucket Challenge to The Salvation Army Flag-Prayer-Walk Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is everywhere, raising amazing awareness and tons of money for ALS.  Perhaps it is time for another challenge. #icebucketchallenge Introducing The Flag-Prayer-Walk Challenge.  We challenge you to go for … Continue reading

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“The Hundred-Foot Journey” to Love, Peace, & Joy

In a world filled with violence, disrespect, hatred, and meanness, the movie, The Hundred-Foot Journey, beautifully illustrates the fact that reaching out in friendship to people you feel threatened by can be inspiring, healing, and transformational.  It vividly portrays the evil of violence and prejudice … Continue reading

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TN Commissioner of Agriculture, Cotton Ivy, at a Pentecostal Church

Cotton Ivy was the Commissioner of Agriculture for the state of Tennessee from 1989-1995.  The building in the picture is named after him:  the L.H. “Cotton” Ivy Laboratory at Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Once when I was a … Continue reading

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Nashville’s Hands-On, Science-Lab Style, Doer Church

Doer church? What if a church gathered to let people be doers — to let them hear what the Spirit is saying to them and then actually do it? “Be doers of the word, and not hearers only.” (James 1:22). … Continue reading

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