Monthly Archives: February 2016

I can’t find “leadership” in the Bible . . .

Why isn’t the word “leadership” in the Bible? There is so much Christian teaching about “leadership.” However, I can’t even find the terms “leadership” or “leader” in the New Testament. –Instead of “leadership,” there are 4 references to being “led … Continue reading

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A Destiny Day Of Divine Doings @ Opryland Hotel?

Yesterday felt like a day of destiny full of Spirit-arranged encounters. Let me start with the afternoon. Author/blogger Thom Schultz, who was in Nashville for Proclaim 16, the National Religious Broadcasters convention being held at Opryland Hotel had invited me to … Continue reading

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It doesn’t take an Einstein to experience ekklesia

You don’t have to be an Einstein to experience ekklesia. Ekklesia is: Two or more Christ-followers meeting under Christ’s control! –E = MC2– [E (ekklesia) = M (meeting under) C (Christ’s control) 2 (two or more Christ-followers)] We 21st Century … Continue reading

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Defeated Christians are not part of God’s plan

Defeated Christians, overcome by the world and caught up in ungodly cravings and complusions, are not part of God’s plan. We can only be defeated when we walk away from God’s will. However, in the 21 Century, many of us … Continue reading

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14 bold suggestions for the National Religious Broadcasters #proclaim16

Here’s an open letter to the National Religious Broadcasters who are holding their convention, Proclaim 16, in Nashville beginning Tuesday, February 23. Dear NRB Delegates: A warm welcome to Nashville! Thank you for what you do to present Jesus Christ in and to … Continue reading

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6 shake up your religion quotes (from a retired Nazarene minister’s library)

Here are 6 explosive quotes I stumbled upon while browsing through a retired Nazarene minister’s library: “The church today is lamentably weak and therefore Christian homes are lamentably weak.” –Alan Redpath, Blessings Out Of Buffetings, 1965 (A weak church desperately needs … Continue reading

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Beyond predictable religion to unpredictable, untamed ekklesia (quotes)

Church is caught in continual predictability, perpetually presenting the same basic program week after week. That’s one reasons millions of people are leaving church and calling themselves “Dones.” However, the Greek New Testament concept of ekklesia is never the same from … Continue reading

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