Category Archives: pastors

Looking beyond the Catholic priesthood

With all the reports of sexual abuse by priests, perhaps we should ask:  “Who are the real priests?” Advertisements

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The “shocking” power of Christ in you

Christ-followers have an external power source living inside them that can be activated by faith-filled surrender. However, Church too often trains people to have a passive mind and accept whatever a preacher or priest says, not to think and seek God. … Continue reading

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Spiritual paraplegics & pastor dependency

Instead of training and releasing people to follow and obey the living Jesus, churches tend to make people spiritual paraplegics. Perhaps sitting passively in church isn’t the kind of exercise that builds spiritual muscle. When people are made spiritually dependent on a … Continue reading

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Jesus can still speak. Will 21st century Christians listen?

Hearing Jesus speak to you isn’t about how-to. It’s about want-to. Do you want to hear Him? Many people would prefer to hear a preacher speak than to hear God speak. Why? What you hear from a preacher can easily be … Continue reading

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A one-man talk or dynamic interaction?

Billions of Christians advocate for sermons. So why shouldn’t a few of us advocate for open sharing instead?  What God is doing inside of you is important. You need to be allowed to share it! If we don’t think the … Continue reading

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Jesus ain’t a program; He is Lord!

Christians usually meet to be passively instructed. Perhaps we could also meet to exercise our faith & spiritual gifts, with one another. Where there is no caring interaction there is no sense of community. (A church in Smyrna experienced life-changing … Continue reading

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Who are the best ministers?

ARE ORDINARY PEOPLE THE BEST MINISTERS? I turned on the TV today and there was Johnny Cash Staring in an old episode of “Little House on the Prairie,” Playing an ordinary man pretending to be a preacher. His down to … Continue reading

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