Category Archives: organic church

The Miracle Of Two Delayed Dreams Finally Fulfilled In Nashville

The Bible says that the early Christians overcame the devil “by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony . . .” I was an unbeliever when as a freshman in college I walked into a … Continue reading

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Is a one-man sermon like one-man soccer? (Getting a kick out of soccer.)

Getting a kick out of soccer . . . While watching a soccer (football) game, I noticed that no one person kept constant control of the soccer ball. Instead the ball was being headed, kicked, passed, run, and rolled all over the … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day @ Nashville’s Berry Street

Mother’s Day at Berry Street Worship Center is like a family gathering . . . * It is informal, relaxed, and real; * The celebration is not rigidly programmed but free flowing and spontaneous; * It’s not controlled by and/or … Continue reading

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The Business of Busyness — Running the Rat Race? Or Flowing in the Spirit?

Are we in the business of busyness — running the rat race; keeping on the treadmill? Our culture seems to be built on the business of being busy. We spend a lot of money just to keep ourselves “busy” and … Continue reading

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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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