Category Archives: Nashville

More than a Sunday soliloquy?

Everybody has a gift of insight when Christ-followers meet. Why do we silence them? “In the multitude of counselors there is safety.” Prov. 11:14 (Perhaps we need to let all the members share when we gather as the body of Christ.) … Continue reading

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Now hear this: “Be doers of the word!”

–Now Hear This: “Be Doers Of The Word”– What if Christ-followers met to do the word And not just to hear one man give a talk about it? We could take turns doing the more than 50 New Testament one … Continue reading

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There’s a whole lot of chexit going on!

For the past few decades, there has been a whole lot of Chexit going on in America and in other Western countries. Chexit is a word that I coined that was inspired by another coined word: Brexit. Brexit refers to … Continue reading

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Mr. Potato Head all ears? Or the Body of Christ?

Are you familiar with Mr. Potato Head — a Playskool/Hasbro toy that originally came out in the 1950s? Mr. Potato Head was so popular that he was included as a character in the Toy Story movies. He has also been … Continue reading

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There’s no room for bullying in democracy (or church)

Want to go beyond the bullying and 1-man control that can be common in church? There’s no room for bullying in democracy or in church! –Modern democracy depends on decisions developed by deliberation, diplomacy, and consensus; not on the dictatorship … Continue reading

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If the mayor should run his city council, shouldn’t Jesus run His church (ekklesia)?

–If someone ignored the mayor and began to run and control a city council meeting as if the mayor wasn’t even there, how would the mayor feel? –When someone ignores the living, risen Jesus and begins to run and control … Continue reading

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Why doesn’t church do what the Bible says?

–My “Asking Why?” Question– The Bible plainly says it . . . So why won’t we dare to do it? “When you come together, Each of you has a hymn, Or a word of instruction, A revelation . . .” … Continue reading

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