Category Archives: Greek city-states

When Christ-followers meet as Christ’s council

It’s good to learn more about Jesus. It’s better to listen to and obey Him as members of His council. Jesus-followers are invited to meet as His city council and to participate in conducting city business for His kingdom as … Continue reading

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Salvation Army “War Cry” Review of “Beyond Church”

War Cry, the national magazine of The Salvation Army USA wrote: Beyond Church Takes You Past Sunday Worship Have you ever wanted something more in life? Something more than religion? More than ‘church as usual?” In the Western world, traditional church is … Continue reading

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Letting church cruise on Christ-contol

Across the USA church is in decline. Perhaps it is time to set church on Christ-control and let Jesus freely cruise trough the meeting. There’s nothing like a Christ-led gathering when we put aside human agendas and control and simply let … Continue reading

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There’s no room for bullying in democracy (or church)

Want to go beyond the bullying and 1-man control that can be common in church? There’s no room for bullying in democracy or in church! –Modern democracy depends on decisions developed by deliberation, diplomacy, and consensus; not on the dictatorship … Continue reading

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Make church ekklesia again! (1 Corinthians 14:26)

  Make Church Ekklesia Again! (1 Corinthians 14:26) Ekklesia, It will free ya, Let you speak out, Overcome doubt, Drive away fear, Bring Christ so near, Make Christ so dear! It’s time to make church ekklesia again. (Ekklesia, the lost word … Continue reading

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If the mayor should run his city council, shouldn’t Jesus run His church (ekklesia)?

–If someone ignored the mayor and began to run and control a city council meeting as if the mayor wasn’t even there, how would the mayor feel? –When someone ignores the living, risen Jesus and begins to run and control … Continue reading

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Church = Audience? Or Team?

Is a church service with only one speaker like a band with only one instrument? (That’s an oxymoron, isn’t it?) Jesus said: “New wine must be poured into new wine skins.” If we want the new wine of the Holy Spirit, perhaps … Continue reading

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