Category Archives: alternative to church

Religious bubble wrap can shrink wrap your relationship with God.

Don’t let religion shrink wrap your relationship with God. Show people religion and they get bored (at least after an hour). Show people the risen Jesus and they are captivated and transformed. Religion likes to interpret life. The risen Jesus … Continue reading

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#Makechurchekklesiaagain

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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When is a church not a campus?

A “satellite campus” sounds more like an earth-orbiting university than a church. Now that some churches are calling themselves a campus, does that mean you have to register and enroll to attend? When church is called a campus does tithing … 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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Radical statements about the team Jesus builds

In the first century, Jesus built a team that “turned the world upside down.” In the twenty-first century, He wants to do it again! Why did Jesus build a team of disciples? Because teamwork makes the Gospel work! It’s amazing what Team … Continue reading

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Letting church cruise on Christ-contol

Across the USA church is in decline. Perhaps it is time to set church on Christ-control and let Jesus freely cruise trough the meeting. There’s nothing like a Christ-led gathering when we put aside human agendas and control and simply let … Continue reading

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Meet Ekklesia (and never be the same)

Church is a group of people meeting to  passively watch a religious program. Ekklesia is a Spirit-directed family gathering of Christ-followers.  = a God-gathering. Church tries to function as a 1-man team (which is an oxymoron). However, ekklesia makes every … Continue reading

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