Category Archives: religious relic

4 Days With The Monks @ The Abbey Of Gethsemani

Words I wrote last night in a monastery: I’m sitting in a monk’s room (I think they call it a cell,) that’s been mine for my 4 night visit to the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky. There’s no TV, no … Continue reading

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Radical Quotations About Church (Can You Handle Them?)

Can you handle these radical quotations about church? “A Christian gathering controlled by one person cannot be controlled by the Holy Spirit.”  –Eddie L. Hyatt “Our great duty is diligently to wait on the motions of His Spirit in our … Continue reading

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Characteristics Of Compromised Christianity

Christianity is a challenging faith — a heavenly vision, a high calling — beckoning men and women to live life at a higher level than that of merely satisfying their cravings, compulsions, and self-interest. However, rising above our baser nature … Continue reading

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Spiritual Warfare & The Christian Battle Flag

The Salvation Army Flag is not a decoration to collect dust inside a chapel or church building.  It’s not a religious relic.  It is a battle flag that belongs on the streets of the world. The first “Blood & Fire” … Continue reading

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