Category Archives: public worship

Maybe church gets the altar call & the call to worship backwards!

Christianity’s greatest ministry resources are ordinary people, not just ordained ministers. All Christ followers are called to let God transform us from within & make us like Jesus. Christ came not just to get you into Heaven, but also to … Continue reading

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Link to Gloria Gaither’s review of Beyond Church

Check out Gloria Gaither’s review of my book Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible–Ekklesia in Homecoming Magazine at this link. To get a copy in Kindle or paperback go to Amazon.  

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In ekklesia, Christ’s love flows like dominoes toppling

When a group of Christ-followers allows the Spirit to speak through them, prompting them one after another like dominoes toppling (according to 1 Corinthians 14:26), the love of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ is revealed in their meeting. His presence … Continue reading

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An interview with Paul of Tarsus

(An interview with Paul of Tarsus based on 1 Corinthians chapter 14.) Me: “So, Paul, who can prophesy?” Paul: “You can all prophesy.” Me: “What happens if everybody prophesies?” Paul: “If an unbeliever or an inquirer comes in while everyone … Continue reading

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Thoughts & Frustrations About Church Bulletins

I’ve never been overly fond of church bulletins.  In fact, they have always frustrated me.  I don’t like to know the details of a church service before it happens.  To me that’s like reading the plot of a movie or … Continue reading

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