Category Archives: crying

WIJD? What Is Jesus Doing?

WWJD?  What would Jesus do is a good question.  But here’s a better one:  WIJD?  What is Jesus doing in your life today? . . . talking to you? . . . guiding you? . . . changing you? . … Continue reading

Posted in blessings, Christ, Christ-centered, Christian, Christianity, clear conscience, compassion, conscience, conviction of sin, crying, deliverance, forgiveness, freedom, good question, hearing God, hearing Jesus, heart-felt love, holy, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Jesus Movement, Jesus Take The Wheel, Lord, miracles, mysticism, presence of Christ, questions, religion, Savior, spiritual growth, tears, The Jesus Prayer, What would Jesus do?, WWJD? | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Why have multitudes given up on church? What’s missing in our contemporary American church that the early church had in Acts? Here are some possibilities . . . Humility, brokenness, awe, tears, passion, conviction of sin, excitement, self-denial, testimonies, openness, the priesthood of the believer, repentance, persecution, confession, participation, boldness, power, deliverance, miracles, opportunities to minister to one another, healing. Can you think of more things the early church had that we seem to be lacking?

Posted in Acts, American church, Americans, ancient history, awe, brokenness, Christianity, church, church history, church structure, conviction of sin, crying, deliverance, early church, ekklesia, forgiveness, humility, lifestyles, miracles, non-traditional church, order of worship, organic church, participatory church, persecution, priesthood of the believer, religion, repent, repentance, self-denial, simple church, sin, spiritual, spiritual formation, spiritual skills, tears, the way we do church, Uncategorized, Western religion, What is church? | Tagged , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

I Deal In Idealism (Asking “Why Not” Instead Of “Why”?)

I deal in idealism.  I guess this George Bernard Shaw quote (often mistakenly attributed to Robert Kennedy) says it best: “Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.” … Continue reading

Posted in alternative lifestyle, compassion, conscience, consciousness, crying, deciision making, download, dream, feelings, George Bernard Shaw, guidance, hearing God, hope, human rights, ideal, idealism, meaning, moral principles, morality, morals, motivation, mystery, mysticism, non-material reality, nonviolence, peace, Quotations, quote, Quotes, recovery, revelation, Robert Kennedy, self-help, sobriety, stuff, supernatural, thoughts, trust, values, vision | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

“Tebowing” Is Now An Official Word — What The Church Can Learn From Tim Tebow

Tebowing — What The Church Can Learn From Tim Tebow Denver Broncos’ quarterback, Tim Tebow, has had a remarkable season in 2011, leading his team to the NFL Playoffs by spearheading several amazing comebacks.  Tim, a sincere follower of Jesus … Continue reading

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WWJD? So What Did Jesus Do?

WWJD? Jesus wept . . . humbled Himself . . . washed His disciples’ feet . . . fasted from food . . . boldly spoke about God . . . broke traditions . . . challenged people to repent … Continue reading

Posted in alternative lifestyle, awe, challenges, Christ, Christian history, Christianity, church history, conscience, crying, disciple making, forgiveness, God, Gospels, Great Commission, hearing God, hearing Jesus, history, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Jesus Movement, Jesus Take The Wheel, kingdom of God, life, lifestyles, Lord, miracles, morality, mystery, mysticism, negro spirituals, new birth, New Testament, non-material reality, nonviolence, peace, praise and worship, prayer, prayer walking, religion, repent, revelation, Savior, sin, spiritual, spiritual disciplines, spiritual formation, spiritual growth, spiritual skills, spiritual warfare, supernatural, tears, Uncategorized, values, Why be a Christian?, words, WWJD? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

My God! I Want To See That Again! “Reborn To Be Wild”

When I went to my favorite Borders book store for their going out of business sale, God, as He often does, led me to a book that stirred my heart (Reborn To Be Wild).  I left the tracks of my … Continue reading

Posted in church history, college, college students, crying, fire, God, Holy Spirit, house church, Jesus Christ, Jesus Movement, mysticism, Nashville, new birth, Oh my God, organic church, popular culture, religion, salvation, simple church, spiritual, tears, What is church? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

What The Church Can Learn From The Oprah Show

The Oprah Show was not just entertainment.  It connected with people, encouraged them, challenged them, and made a difference in their lives.  Perhaps the 21st Century church could learn a few things from Oprah. *  Allow spontaneity.  The Oprah Show was … Continue reading

Posted in apologists, Berry Street Worship Center, biography, change, Christianity, crying, house church, life, lifestyles, meaning, morality, morals, multi-racial, Nashville, Oh my God, Oprah, Oprah Show, organic church, popular culture, race, racism, religion, self-help, simple church, spiritual, tears, The Salvation Army, Uncategorized, What is church? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments