Category Archives: clergy/laity

Anybody like repeating words after a preacher?

Some preachers’ idea of participation in church is this: “Everybody say: ‘This message is gonna be good.” If preachers want people to say a one-liner to their “neighbor,” why don’t they say: “Turn to your neighbor and quote a Bible … Continue reading

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What church can learn from card playing.

Church sometimes seems like staring an hour at one card, while leaving the rest of the deck in the box. However, when a preacher holds all the cards on Sunday morning, it tends to shut down the rest of the … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ MC (emcee)

Let’s come together & let Christ, the Invisible Choreographer, take direct control. When Christians meet to all follow the Invisible Choreographer, miracles happen. The risen Jesus is the uncurriculum. He’s the Way–follow Him. A program, agenda, or curriculum should never … Continue reading

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Learn to whitewater raft on Holy Spirit rivers

Jesus said: “Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” This book is about learning how to whitewater raft on the rivers of the Holy Spirit. Leon Fontaine boldly proclaims “It’s … Continue reading

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Religion/Grace/Church Without Laymen

Religion asks: “What’s the least I can do and still go to Heaven?” —Recipients of grace ask: “What’s the most I can do to love, honor, serve, and obey the One who died on the Cross to save me from … Continue reading

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Is a 1-Man Sermon Like A Centipede With Only One Functioning Leg?

A church where 1 man does all the talking is like a centipede where only one leg does all the walking.  (See 1 Corinthians 14:26)

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Zip Line To God

Participatory church is a zip line to God.  (So don’t sit in the tree; step out and soar in the Spirit.) “Our faith should not be in the sermon, it should be in the Holy Spirit Himself.” ~Martyn Lloyd-Jones “Being … Continue reading

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