Category Archives: book

A Christian tribute to Stephen Hawking (with quotes)

Stephen Hawking was an inspiration to me and many millions of people. I’m sad to hear of his passing on Albert Einstein’s birthday. I wrote this about Hawking after seeing the movie of his life, The Theory Of Everything. Did … Continue reading

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Where to find heart connections

Heart connections change lives. Are they encouraged anywhere besides funeral homes & support groups? Yes, in ekklesia! Ekklesia isn’t another word for church. It’s a very different way for Christians to meet together. Some people want to argue about the … Continue reading

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Can Christians ever get on the same page?

Here’s my review of ONE: Unfolding God’s Eternal Purpose From House To House by Henry Hon A fresh, encouraging view of the body of Christ on August 9, 2017 Format: Paperback If you want bold ideas based on solid, biblical theology, you … Continue reading

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2 pods about church without sermons

Here are two podcasts about how God will break out of the traditional church mold (if we let Him). He stopped the sermon. Hear how a church in Nashville, Tennessee has been meeting for 8 1/2 years without a sermon. … Continue reading

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The Trek Beyond: (Back To The Original Star Trek)

We’re Trekkies and Trekkers who are following the inner Star. We’re trekking beyond the bounds — outside the ordinary; over and above assumptions; out of the reach of routine; out of range of religion; past human performance and control. Like the original … Continue reading

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A surprising (perhaps miraculous) confirmation of nonviolence

Yesterday was Memorial Day and though out the day I thought about nonviolence and wondered why we humans glorify and celebrate the use of violence and war, generation after generation. Today I felt pompted to pick up the book, When The … Continue reading

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Race To Ekklesia . . .

Race to Ekklesia . . . Ekklesia goes beyond race, Loving with the eyes of grace, Finding the glory of God in each face, As ordinary people from “every kindred and every tribe” Are free to open up and share … Continue reading

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7 scriptural thoughts preachers seldom say in sermons

Here are seven scriptural thoughts that preachers seldom say in sermons: “Don’t just accept what I say, but check it out for yourself in the Bible.” (“Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they … Continue reading

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Do YOU want a living Jesus?

Do we really want a living Jesus? (A real Easter, not just a religious holiday?) –A living, ever-present Jesus could: * Interrupt our Sunday morning program with His presence. * Break out of our religious rules and traditions. * Tell … Continue reading

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Being Spirit Led Is Like A Ship Sailing (Louis Lallemant Quotes)

French Jesuit priest, Louis Lallemant, taught how to be led by the Spirit in the 1600s. Here are come quotes from his book La Doctrine Spirituelle (The Spiritual Doctrine). “We may compare those who are led by the gifts of the Spirit … Continue reading

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