Category Archives: Martin Luther King

You might be unracist if . . .

The vast majority of Americans claim (and believe) that they are not racists. However, in an unracist society, race isn’t an issue. You might be unracist if you look at faces and don’t see races. You might be unracist if … Continue reading

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Theology without testimony is like learning about ice cream without eating it

Many people have never discovered that when people open up and begin to testify to one another about their love for Jesus, they experience an amazing sense of kinship. Christianity isn’t just about dispensing information about God. It’s about making … Continue reading

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Content that can make a heart content

Human hearts are very relatable & connect in community when they are drawn out of hiding by authentic content. To be content is to step beyond torment, anxiety, & turmoil & let peace settle in. Quantity & contentment are unrelated. … Continue reading

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Heroes left out of Memorial Day

Are there others who should be remembered on Memorial Day? Have we forgotten about some of the world’s greatest heroes? On Memorial Day we remember those who fought with violence, death and destruction. Perhaps we should also remember those who … Continue reading

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It doesn’t take an Einstein to experience ekklesia

You don’t have to be an Einstein to experience ekklesia. Ekklesia is: Two or more Christ-followers meeting under Christ’s control! –E = MC2– [E (ekklesia) = M (meeting under) C (Christ’s control) 2 (two or more Christ-followers)] We 21st Century … Continue reading

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When 5 Judges’ Opinion Can Villanize Those Who Disagree

When political correctness pushes freedom of speech into the closet and people are harshly judged for speaking up about ethical standards and bullied into silence; when commitment to conscience is coerced into conformity to culture’s compulsive cravings and harshly called … Continue reading

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“No More Boasting About Human Leaders”

“So then, no more boasting about human leaders!” –1 Corinthians 3:21 What would God do . . . 1) If we presented the living Christ without promoting preachers and teachers? 2) If people ministered to others without naming “ministries” with … Continue reading

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Leap-Of-Faith-Based Church Meetings! (Letting everyday people step out in the Spirit.)

What if it took faith to attend a church service? (Would a faith-based church meeting even work?) Perhaps now is the time for churches to take a leap of faith and to allow ordinary people to speak out in Sunday … Continue reading

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30/11 (About 30 minutes in a secular used bookstore = 11 books about participatory church)

In September 2014, my wife and I stopped by The Book Cellar  in Crossville, Tennessee on our way to Gatlinburg.  Were were there about 30 minutes and I left with a stack of books. To my surprise, 11 of the … Continue reading

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Peace Is Possible Between Israel & The Palestinians

Is peace possible between the Palestinians and Israel?  Yes, but there needs to be a radical change in methodology.  Here’s how — begin systematically applying loving, non-cooperative, non-violence modeled after Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian Independence Movement and Martin Luther … Continue reading

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