Category Archives: Christianity

U-Share Church (U2U rather than Pastor2Pew)

U-Share church (not U-Haul) flows from U2U rather than from Pastor2Pew.  Here’s an example of U-Share church: When the Communists took over China in 1948 there were only about 2.5 million Christians (of all denominations) in China. In an attempt … Continue reading

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Beyond Leadership To Overseership

The New Testament concept of overseership moves beyond human leadership:  Leadership says: “I need your attention!”  Overseership says: “Behold the Lamb of God!” Leadership is a human being organizing and/or directing other human beings. Overseership is a human being lovingly … Continue reading

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Too Many Surge Protectors Have Made Church Boring!

Perhaps our contemporary church services have too many surge protectors that prevent the current of the Holy Spirit from breaking out in the meeting. When everything that happens in a church service is planned and controlled by a man, that … Continue reading

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Church — A Bottled Water Plant? or A Mighty, Whitewater River

Church — A bottled water plant? or A mighty, whitewater river? Contemporary church is too often like a bottled water plant. People sit passively, like flimsy plastic bottles in a row, hoping to receive a single squirt of water from … Continue reading

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Organic Church — Spirit-Led Assembly Required!

Love is not taught by a sermon or a lesson.  Love is caught when hearts are in Spirit-led connection. Church — Spirit-led assembly required!  A church meeting should be a spiritual people-mover — connecting people to God and to one … Continue reading

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“Hot. Cool. Yours.” Sochi’s Silly Olympic Slogan — What Does It Mean?

“Hot. Cool. Yours.” (It’s not just a silly slogan for the Sochi Olympics.) * “Hot.” — Heat up God’s fire in your heart and spread it everywhere until you become an ever-burning, flaming torch for God. * “Cool.” — Cool … Continue reading

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God is not a seasoning to occasionally sprinkle on your life. God is the source of and the reason for your life — a 24/7/365 necessity.

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Atheism or A Theism

Atheism doubts and denies a Creator, while putting great faith in the ability of nothing to produce everything. Atheism is the ultimate personification — bestowing on nothing the abilities of an intelligent being — the capacity to create, to bring … Continue reading

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Creative Texting Ideas

Here’s a great texting idea.  Text this: U R needed to actively participate in chURch. Or this:  When the preacher is the only one allowed to speak out in church, u r left out, so perhaps we should spell one-speaker … Continue reading

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From Health to Helplessness in 30 Minutes (And Back)

Yesterday I went from health to helplessness in 30 minutes. I was mowing my yard and suddenly got stung multiple times by yellow jackets. The sudden stinging pain was shocking. As I ran into my house I felt a yellow … Continue reading

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