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Jesus can clean your heart with His disruptive innovation–catch the wave

Perhaps churches try to make things look too good on the outside, without getting down to business on the inside of people’s hearts. However, Jesus can clean your heart with a disruptive innovation (a term coined by Clayton M. Christensen in … Continue reading

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Church Restructured As An Xtreme Army by William & Catherine Booth

Xtreme sports are a recent invention; however Xtreme church has existed from time to time since the earliest Christ-followers were scattered out of Jerusalem, became extreme, and turned the world upside down. One example of Xtreme church began 150 years ago (this year/2015) … Continue reading

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Is New Testament Ministry Based On Teamwork?

Why are the members of the body of Christ (the church) given various spiritual gifts if only one member is expected to do all the ministry when the church meets? (“Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is … Continue reading

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Fly The Flag! Rally ‘Round The Flag! (Like In Les Misérables)

In Les Misérables (the new movie, the Broadway play, and the book) people boldly and courageously wave and carry a revolutionary flag.  Perhaps it’s time to boldly carry and wave an even more revolutionary flag — a Christian flag. Why are … Continue reading

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“I’ll Fight” — How To Be A Spiritual Soldier

A famous quotation by William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army, boldly repeats the words “I’ll fight!”  His wife, Catherine Booth, preached Aggressive Christianity. They challenged their followers to be spiritual soldiers, not passive spectators.  But how do you fight … Continue reading

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I Saw Lincoln (You Should Too!)

I saw Abraham Lincoln, not in person, of course, but in the new movie, Lincoln, directed by Steven Spielberg and staring Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln.  I was expecting a drama about the life of Lincoln, but this was not that. … Continue reading

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Let Jesus Run The Sunday Church Service

Come to Berry Street and see The Holy Spirit set free, No program, no plan led by man; Why should we run things when God can? We gather as “two or more” Then let Jesus have the floor; And He … Continue reading

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