Category Archives: interactive learning

Do the things you need to learn . . .

Too often Christianity presents Christ like a tame lion locked up in a cage on Sunday mornings. Dare we let Him out? Is Christianity, presented without wonder, passion, surprise, power, conviction, and awe, biblical Christianity? Perhaps Christians in church spend … Continue reading

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Why doesn’t church let people take turns on Sunday morning?

Answers: All we have known is the clergy/laity system. We don’t like the idea of any other way of doing church. So we ignore the biblical doctrine of the priesthood of all believers. Martin Luther set up the focus on one man … Continue reading

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Soccer church? Or American football church?

  American football style church = the quarterback (pastor) is responsible for getting the ball (the Gospel) to others. Soccer style church = any player can move the ball and/or pass it to others.

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Is it possible that there are much more effective ways for the church to preach and teach than one-man, weekly lecturing or sermonizing?

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Church Is Like A Swiss Army Knife

A church service is like a Swiss Army Knife — full of spiritually gifted people.  It can use the same person to speak, week after week, while the others are closed down (pic 1).  Or it can allow everybody to … Continue reading

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New Ideas, Worn Out Ideas, & Re-engineering Church

A live electric wire on the ground is not boring. It is attention grabbing, powerful, full of sparks, exciting, indescribable, and unpredictable.  A live church service of people flowing together in God’s current is the same. About God? Or by … Continue reading

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