Monthly Archives: August 2013

Discovery Church — Continually Discovering God & His Ways

Perhaps church should create a discovery environment, where people make ongoing discoveries about God, themselves, other people, love, joy, and truth.  Maybe we should move beyond precise explanations by an expert that take away our desire for discovery. Church is … 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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#organicchurch When a church meeting is released from human control and turned over to the Holy Spirit’s direct leadership, the meeting unfolds beautifully, revealing God’s unseen hand.

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Confusion of Hate & Honor

Contemporary society teaches that believing in Biblical morality is hatred, while war is honorable.  However, that is backwards. War is hatred.  The ultimate hate is physically attacking people, their family, friends, & neighbors, their property; with physical harm and/or death. … Continue reading

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Early Puritans Practiced Participatory Church

Reading a book this morning that I “randomly” found at McKay Books Nashville, I discovered that the early Puritans believed in participatory church. How exciting! “In the conduct of worship the Separatists (early Puritans) stressed spontaneity. Following the regular sermon, … Continue reading

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Are you a soulger? A spiritual soulger fights the inner forces of darkness by striving to keep her/his soul surrounded by God’s light.

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Hear ye! Hear ye! — A God Experiment (Based on 1 Samuel 3)

Hear ye! Hear ye! — A God Experiment (Based on 1 Samuel 3) 1) Tell God: “Speak Lord, for I am listening.” 2) Be still and quiet for at least 1 minute, and notice the thoughts, images, and/or impressions that … Continue reading

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