Category Archives: church

TEDD Talks (“Train Everybody To Declare & Demonstrate”)

Let’s go TEDD and “Train Everybody to Declare and Demonstrate.” There’s no need for anyone to just sit and be passive! Christians need to share from the heart with one another; not just to listen to an “expert” speak once … 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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Can politically, denominationally, racially, doctrinally, and nationally divided Christians ever be one?

In John 17, Jesus prayed that all of His followers be one. Today there are more than 40,000 denominations, Sunday morning is still the most racially segregated time in the USA, and millions of believers are leaving the institutional church … Continue reading

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Luther’s 95 vs. my 95 — #24

My 95 Theses #24: If we stop church when we’re ready to end it, we may miss out on something beautiful God still wants to do.

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The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation is Oct. 31

My 95 Theses #22: When someone feels prompted by God to speak up in church, let the person speaking graciously step aside. “If a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop. For you can all … Continue reading

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The joy of uncertainty

We must be careful not to present Christianity so well that people feel like they don’t need to implement it for themselves. It’s easy to see Christianity like a school subject; a class you go to occasionally & then immediately go … Continue reading

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95 Theses 4 Reformation #3 (& other thoughts)

95 Theses 4 Reformation #3: Let people interrupt as led by the Spirit, according to 1 Corinthians 14:30-31. Here are a few more thoughts to inspire reformation: Open sharing in church can help reach people who want interactive community, mutual … Continue reading

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