Category Archives: organic church

Which Jesus? The Not-Here-Now Jesus or The Right-Here/Right-Now Jesus?

Life goes better with the right-here/right-now Jesus! Churches tend to teach through theological & theoretical talks about the not-here-now Jesus — the historical Jesus (and sometimes the Second-Coming Jesus).  However, we often miss out on the reality of the right-here/right-now … Continue reading

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To say; “It doesn’t matter how church is done,” is like saying; “It doesn’t matter how brain surgery is done.”

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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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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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Centered on & Captivated by Christ!

Easter Exclaims! Jesus rose in an instant — suddenly alive again at a moment in time! –Now He lives forever and He’s available everywhere on earth. –Do we daily access His presence and His power, or do we rely on … Continue reading

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