Category Archives: alternative church


Theologian Emil Brunner taught that Christianity drifted away from ekklesia & into church. “A hashtag does not change anything. It’s a hashtag.” –Shonda Rhimes Here’s a fresh, new hashtag for those who want to go beyond church as usual:  #Makechurchekklesiaagain … Continue reading

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Home again? Home again ecclesiology!

“Ecclesiology” is a big sounding word. It also has a really big sounding definition: “theology as applied to the nature and structure of the Christian Church.” However, Christianity didn’t begin as formal church (needing an academic course of study), tightly … Continue reading

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What happened to The Salvation Army Berry Street?

Numerous people have asked Ernie (my wife) and me what happened to Berry Street and why we are no longer there. If you have read some of my blog posts, then you already know a lot about The Salvation Army Berry … Continue reading

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Pics beyond the church norm

Searching for living water? Check out Beyond Church. It’s beautiful to go beyond church as usual and let the risen Jesus be the One in charge of the meeting!

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Jesus, be our CEO!

Let’s huddle up around Jesus & then let everybody do what He tells them to! Christians need to obey the risen Christ. A divided house can’t stand. Saying, “Jesus is Lord (Absolute Master),” we must let Him be Lord of His … Continue reading

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Say, “So long,” to going solo

Church services are tame; but 1st century worship meetings were wild. (See Acts.) When Jesus got connected to religion in people’s minds, Christianity became passive. Religion is tame, but follow & obey the risen Jesus & you’ll never be the same! Team … Continue reading

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Insider ideas for innerpreneurs

Christ-followers need to be innerpreneurs & find fresh ways to shine God’s light. He who thinks he is an expert at Christianity, misunderstands what it is. Beginner Christ-followers just love on Jesus, experts get caught up in religion. When an expert runs a … Continue reading

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