Category Archives: Nashville

Jesus-Facilitated Forums — A Forum 4 Him!

Perhaps church could be a Jesus-facilitated forum — a forum for Him! A forum is a meeting for open discussion. Does the living, resurrected Jesus deserve a forum where He can present His living Word by prompting ordinary men and … Continue reading

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Put Prayer Back In Schools? (How About Back In Church Services?)

For decades believers have debated and argued about prayer in schools.  We have been offended by public prayer being removed from public schools. We, people of faith, don’t like limits on prayer in schools. But what about our self-imposed limits … Continue reading

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Tethered or Untethered?

Tethered or untethered? Should church be allowed to soar with the Spirit or be consistently contained and controlled by confining cables? I’ve been up in a tethered hot air balloon.  We went straight up to the end of the tether (about 50 … Continue reading

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Words Written In A Nashville House Fulfilled More Than A Century Later

These words from the 1880s were written by a man who in this Nashville house. They describe John Berry McFerrin’s experience with a non-traditional style church meeting as a young man in the 1830s. He wrote: “The meetings were greatly blessed.  … Continue reading

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Let God’s Geysers Gush! (A 1-man monologue or mosaic of many messages?)

How may people should be allowed to talk in a church meeting? Did God design church meetings to be 1-man monologue?  Or mosaic of many messages? Perhaps we need tag team time — time for taking turns talking in church meetings. … Continue reading

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The Secret 2 releasing the power of the 1st Century A.D. Christ-followers

NBC’s new miniseries, A.D.–The Bible Continues, airing on Sunday nights, is focusing attention on the early Christ-followers. Would those first Christ-followers recognize what we call “church”? Did the first Christians start recovery groups? –The first Christ-followers met in Christ-led recovery groups where they … Continue reading

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Lay Down The Lies & Live In The Light

Living by lying, Masquerading with myths, Drama-dancing with deceit, While covered in conceit, Leaves life lost and lousy. The Bible lights up the truth; No masks, no cover-up; No revisionist history; Sin without spin; Heroes with huge holes; Honesty real … Continue reading

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