Category Archives: China

Priesthood of the Believer Church (Church Meetings Without A Dominating Leader)

Can churches meet without one person dominating the meeting?  History says they can! When the Protestant Reformation broke with the Roman Catholic Church, one of the doctrines they embraced become known as “the priesthood of the believer.”  The Reformers acknowledged … Continue reading

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Top Ten Greatest Books

What are the world’s 10 greatest books?  Here are the top 10 books that have had the most impact on my life: 1)  The Bible:  I’ve read it almost daily for 42 years.  There have been times that I have … Continue reading

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2 Ways Of Having Church (One Widespread & The Other Very Rare)

There are thousands of brands of Christianity (called denominations).  However, if you look closer at all the denominational and non-denominational churches in the world, there are really only two ways of having church:  1) Spectative church & 2) Interactive church. … Continue reading

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Non-Church — Discovered In Japan & Other Places

I recently read about non-church when I heard about a Japanese man named Uchimura Kanzo.  He  started meeting with a group of friends in a small Christian gathering in Japan in the early 1900s where everyone was equal and everybody … Continue reading

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Show And Tell — A Powerful Tool For Improving Your Life

Show and tell —  it’s not just for kindergarten and early elementary school.  It is a powerful tool for improving your life that works wonders for people of all ages. For instance, when people are stressed out, caught up in … Continue reading

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Famous Harvard Grad Loves Jesus (Is This Linsanity?)

A famous Harvard graduate, Jeremy Lin, is openly talking about his deep faith in and commitment to Jesus Christ.  Lin is an overnight sensation, coming from an unknown point guard for the New York Knicks to suddenly becoming the biggest … Continue reading

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What Western Religion And Atheism Have In Common

There is a popular video on youtube called:  Why I Hate Religion But Love Jesus.  In its first two weeks, it has been viewed more than 17 million times.  So why would a lover of Jesus hate religion?  Perhaps it … Continue reading

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