Category Archives: interpretation

A Non-Charismatic Seminary Professor Speaks Out For Participatory Church

Charles H. Kraft, professor of anthropology and intercultural communication at Fuller Theological Seminary, in Pasadena, California speaks out for participatory church.  In in his book, Christianity With Power:  Your Worldview and Your Experience of the Supernatural, although he says that … Continue reading

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Release or Re-Leash?

Release of the Spirit — or — Re-leash of the Spirit? Have you ever noticed that whenever there is a release of the Holy Spirit, the human tendency is to re-leash Him and get church back under human control and … Continue reading

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A Better (More Biblical) Way To Have Church?

Should church teach people: 1) To quietly sit and listen and mentally learn a lesson? (The traditional way of doing church.) Or 2) To actively participate and take possession of Christ-like attitudes and actions?  (The only way of doing church … Continue reading

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