Category Archives: Nashville

God-Gatherings

A God-gathering is a meeting where (2 or more) everyday people come together to each one listen to God and then speak what God tells him, resulting in a divinely orchestrated time in God’s presence. God-gatherings are open and unprogrammed. … Continue reading

Posted in assembly of God, Christian meetings, encounter group, get together, hanging out, huddle, Matthew 18:20, Meeting for Worship, Nashville, Quaker meetings, rendezvous, Salvation Army, there am I in the midst, Where two are three are gathered, workship | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Is It Nuts To Keep Church In A Shell?

Nuts & church? What do they have in common? A nut in a shell is not very interesting. But take nuts out of their shells and they get real interesting — cashews, pecans, almonds, macadamia nuts, walnuts, peanuts, pistachios, Brazil … Continue reading

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Church Restructured As An Xtreme Army by William & Catherine Booth

Xtreme sports are a recent invention; however Xtreme church has existed from time to time since the earliest Christ-followers were scattered out of Jerusalem, became extreme, and turned the world upside down. One example of Xtreme church began 150 years ago (this year/2015) … Continue reading

Posted in Articles of War, brass bands, commissioning, crest, disaster relief, firing a cartridge, knee drills, Nashville, open airs, Red Shield, Salvation Army Flag, Salvation army officers, Salvation Army USA, Soldier's Covenant, soldiers, training college, turned the world upside down, Why should the devil have all the good music | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Urges or Conscience?

“To thine own self be true,” writes Shakespeare as Polonius in his play Hamlet.  Those words have become so popular that you can find entire Tumblrs of pics of people with “to thine own self be true” tattoos. People often use this phrase when they are feeling defensive and want … Continue reading

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Ordinary People Swarming Together In The Spirit

A forgotten spiritual weapon . . . let’s bring it back into action! When people meet for church And are allowed to freely Tell what God has done A spiritual weapon’s released: The word of their testimony. –“And they overcame … Continue reading

Posted in Berry Street, birds swarming, by the blood of the Lamb, how do birds swarm, John Burton, Nashville, prayer meetings, Revelation 12:11, Salvation Army, spiritual weapons, swarming, they overcame Him, word of their testimony | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Does Church Need A Shake Up? A Restructuring?

While attending a Salvation Army Men’s Camp at Paradise Valley in Kentucky I was given the book, Why Men Hate Going To Church by David Murrow. The book gives some interesting insights into contemporary church. David asks the question:  “What if Christianity’s … Continue reading

Posted in David Murrow, hate, men in church, Men's Camp, Nashville, preaching, reaching men, Salvation Army, Why Men Hate Going To Church | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

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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