Category Archives: history

Appomattox Christianity

In 1865 General Lee surrendered to General Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, leading to the end of the American Civil War. Christianity is about surrendering. Jesus put it this way: “Deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Me.” … Continue reading

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Are sermon points and systematic theology in the Bible?

Sermon points? Sermons frequently have numbered points. However, when you read through the New Testament, you can’t find even one incidence of number points. So how did such an unbiblical idea become so common in church services? (Perhaps it is … Continue reading

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Mother Teresa did this:

Mother Teresa traced the tracks of Christ with her feet and while doing so she transformed her life and the life of countless others. Now the Catholic Church has officially called her a saint. The truth is: All genuine Christ-followers … Continue reading

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Black Friday vs. Good Friday

To miss out on Black Friday is no big deal! –To miss out on Good Friday is to miss out on the greatest pardon in world history. (You won’t find the best deal on Black Friday. You find the best … Continue reading

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Beyond Audience-Style Religion

Go beyond audience-style religion And enter the inspiring reality of Ordinary people sharing from the heart As prompted by the Holy Spirit. It’s amazing how God continually confirms the open sharing and participation format at Berry Street! Last Sunday morning … Continue reading

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Do You Dare To Read These Amazing Words From Catherine Booth?

Here’s a long passage from Catherine Booth about how church meetings should be done. Dare you read it? “While the gospel message is laid down with unerring exactness, we are left at perfect freedom to adapt our measures and modes … Continue reading

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Beaching It In The Colorado Mountains (God’s Surprises)

I love mountains, my wife loves the ocean. This year we went to the mountains in southwestern Colorado and came across a beach-like setting near Alamosa. Behind me in the pic above are the gigantic sand dunes of the Great … Continue reading

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