Category Archives: Nashville

I C God N U! (I am totally convinced that Christ is alive and real and living in people today!)

Christ is as real and as close to me as my own consciousness. Even though I can’t “prove” that I am conscious or that Christ is real through a science experiment; I am totally convinced of the reality of both! … Continue reading

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Uncorked & Live Streaming — When Church Freely Flows In The Spirit!

Some features of uncorked church: * Surrenders the structure and control of the church service to God. * Takes the lid of human control off of the meeting! * Facilitates an environment where the living, resurrected Jesus can reveal Himself … Continue reading

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Alive to be a difference-maker — called to be a saint! (Answering life’s call to all, yall!)

Life is a call to all, yall!  When God gave you life, He called you (yes, you — the person reading this)! We often think of a calling in life as something super special that other people get (the talented, the important, … Continue reading

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The Awesome Wonder Of Childlike Openness In Church!

To live under the direct command and government of the living God (what Jesus calls the kingdom of God) requires us to be childlike — to be open, informal, interactive, changeable, honest, humble, simple, real, enthusiastic, playful. Perhaps when we … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Teach Open Participation (& Hospitality) In Church Meetings?

“If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church . . .” –Jesus (Matthew 18:17) –Jesus expected His church to allow verbal input from those in the congregation. In the passage above Jesus is telling how He wants … Continue reading

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The Role of The Bible In Participatory/Organic Chruch

As a pastor of a participatory (organic) church that is based on open sharing rather than on a featured sermon, people sometimes express concern to me that people are not being taught the Bible in our meetings.  This is a … Continue reading

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How Now Can Wow! (The Greeks Split “Time” Into Two Words.)

A few days ago I wrote a blog about the how the ancient Greeks had two words for time, but English only has one word for it.  Check it out:  It’s About Time For A Brief About Time.  The two Greek … Continue reading

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