Category Archives: theology

Church Ledership — Hierarchy or Humility?

Should leadership in the church be based on hierarchy or humility?   Well, according to Jesus leadership is not established by human authority, official position, titles, rank, strength, or hierarchy; but by humility, service, weakness, brokenness before God, and submission … Continue reading

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When Hearts Speak

When a mind talks theology, people hear religious ideas.  When hearts speak in the Spirit, people learn love. A heart burning for God is a gift that is caught in His presence, not something just taught from a pulpit. I … Continue reading

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Rigid Intellectualism Is The Demise Of Spirituality

Rigid intellectualism is the demise of spirituality.  You can’t intellectualize spiritual life. When analyzed and categorized and neatly filed in the back of the brain, spiritual life dies on the vine. Spiritual life freely flows from God through humble human … Continue reading

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Release or Re-Leash?

Release of the Spirit — or — Re-leash of the Spirit? Have you ever noticed that whenever there is a release of the Holy Spirit, the human tendency is to re-leash Him and get church back under human control and … Continue reading

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Man! My God, the Creator, became a man!

O my God!  Emmanuel!  God is with us.  The Creator became a man!

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Are You Ready For Some Bordom Bustin’ In 2013?

Begin 2013 by busting out of your boredom box; rerouting the routine of your rut; surpassing the same ole, same ole! Do something new and different for the kingdom of God today. No need to repeat what isn’t working. Step … Continue reading

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12/12/12 — 12 Out Of The Box Thoughts About Church

Here are 12 out-of-the-box thoughts about church on 12/12/12. 1)  Church is not God in a noose, but God on the loose! 2)  Church is not spectators sitting, but believers battling the forces of darkness! 3)  Church is not a … Continue reading

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When People Say “God” Which God Do They Mean?

For most of American history, when people used the word “God” it was assumed that they meant the God of the Old and New Testaments.  However, nowadays, in our post-Christian society the name “God” doesn’t mean the same thing to … Continue reading

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ABC News Glosses Over Mormon Beliefs

Tonight ABC World News With Diane Sawyer had a very shallow report on Mormonism which they called “What Do Mormons Believe?”  However, they glossed over Mormon believes by telling us almost nothing about them. ABC didn’t tell us that the … Continue reading

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Thoughts On The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory of the origin of the universe has become widely accepted both among scientists and in society.  There is even a popular American TV sitcom on CBS called The Big Bang Theory.  However, the theory is not … Continue reading

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