Category Archives: Nashville

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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Cold pans can’t cook (Cooking quotes)

Cold pans can’t cook, can they? –Too often church services are like a cooking demonstration on an unplugged electric stove. There’s one person talking without any power. –Perhaps church services could cook up revival and spiritual awakening, by allowing ordinary … Continue reading

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Faces shining with Christ

Is Church Missing Angelic Faces? The backs of people’s heads are really boring, But faces lit up by God are spiritually soaring. So why does church sit people facing forward in perfect rows And weekly have the same man show … Continue reading

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Christ Release Centers release the living Jesus through testimonies

A Christ Release Center (CRC) lets the living Jesus flow through many people, not just one person! It brings Christ out of concealment and into God’s community by allowing ordinary people to testify — to show and tell what God has … Continue reading

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