Category Archives: denominations

Unity is more important than unanimity

Unanimity is a word that can be difficult to say. However, it’s even harder to consistently do. A simple definition of unanimity is: “agreement by all people involved.” Here’s an example of unanimity or uniformity: Find a group of passive … Continue reading

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Humpty Dumpty Christianity?

Like Humpty Dumpty, the body of Christ has broken into many pieces. Nowadays, there are tens of thousands of Christian denominations and ministries around the world. But is this how God wants it to be? Jesus prayed, in John 17, … Continue reading

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Rick Warren diagnosis disunity in the body of Christ

Many walls have torn Christians into tens of thousands of groups and denominations — church walls, doctrinal walls, pride walls, racial walls, organizational walls. However, Jesus wants us to be one. Are we failing at unity? Recently, while speaking at … Continue reading

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Can we be inspired by funny church names?

Religion has sawn the body of Christ into tens of thousands of different Christian churches, denominations, and organizations with many different names. However, Jesus prayed in John 17 that His body be one, even as He and the Father are … Continue reading

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Let’s run Christ’s plays as a team!

Christ’s body consists of all who have Jesus living within them, not just the members of the many organizations called church. Anybody can organize and run a church; but Jesus wants to build His body on the rock of supernatural revelation … Continue reading

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Are church greeters biblical?

A handshake, a smile, a kind word, and a bulletin (and perhaps occasionally a hug) — that’s pretty much the job description of a church greeter.  So are church greeters in the Bible? And if so what was their job in … Continue reading

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Why it’s important for Christians to come together in heart-felt community.

In John 17, Jesus seems to tie the unity of Christians to the world believing that He is truly sent from God. Jesus prayed: “My prayer is not for them alone (His first disciples). I pray also for those who … Continue reading

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Where to find heart connections

Heart connections change lives. Are they encouraged anywhere besides funeral homes & support groups? Yes, in ekklesia! Ekklesia isn’t another word for church. It’s a very different way for Christians to meet together. Some people want to argue about the … Continue reading

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Will “Dones” go “Back to Church” as usual, in a post-Christian world?

Will “Dones” and others who have left the institutional church, go back to church as usual in a post-Christian society? National Back to Church Sunday (NBTCS) thinks they will. It was begun in the United States in 2009. Their website … Continue reading

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Sermons have been greatly used by God

The Protestant Reformation (which began in 1517, back in the day when the priest was the smartest person in town) made some very effective changes in the way church was done. Those changes helped to create a spiritual revolution and … Continue reading

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