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Passionized or pacified?

Christianity should activate people with fire in their soul. Instead it too often seems to pacify them rather than passionizing them. If Christ is dead, a church meeting following Him leads to anarchy. If Christ is alive, following Him leads … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin & Sermon Free Church

I think Benjamin Franklin would have loved sermon-free church because it gets people actively involved and transforms them from passive pew-sitters to spiritual go-getters! Ben said: “I wish it (Christianity) were more productive of good works. I mean real good … Continue reading

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Liturgy & The Letter-G Word

Liturgy can present the letter-G word:  God. However knowing God personally is much more than a word or a ritual.  It requires direct encounter followed by daily surrender to and obedience to His will. Liturgy began as spiritual life, as … Continue reading

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