Category Archives: testimonies

Preaching’s not enough says a $1.00 book . . .

We must go beyond preaching! Wow! Such power, conformation, and fireworks from a book I found for $1.00 at at Book Warehouse in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. It doesn’t look too impressive, but I’m so glad I bought Discovering Who We Are … Continue reading

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How many sermons does it take to make a person pure?

Christ-followers are called to be pure and holy! That’s not easy to do when seductive media is so readily accessible and overflowing with negativity, disrespect, vulgarity, adultery, nudity, profanity, and worse. Have all the sermons that we have heard (and … Continue reading

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14 bold suggestions for the National Religious Broadcasters #proclaim16

Here’s an open letter to the National Religious Broadcasters who are holding their convention, Proclaim 16, in Nashville beginning Tuesday, February 23. Dear NRB Delegates: A warm welcome to Nashville! Thank you for what you do to present Jesus Christ in and to … Continue reading

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25 words or less — My favorite thing about Jesus is . . .

25 words or less to win money and prizes? How about 25 words or less to express and release the glory of God? There is power in creatively writing from the heart! In the 1950s and 60s many companies conducted … Continue reading

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A Berry Street acrostic

A Berry Street acrostic: B — Beyond E — Entertainment, R — Religion or R — Ritual, Y — You can S — Share T — Testimonies, R — Revelations & E — Experiences, as E — Empowered by T … Continue reading

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An Amazing Salvation Army Open Mic Retreat

I’m in awe at what I saw as about 50 people gathered around an open mic at The Salvation Army’s Camp Paradise Valley on Dale Hollow Lake in rural Southern Kentucky for the 7th Annual Kentucky/Tennessee Division Prayer & Fasting … Continue reading

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Tag-Team-Blog #1 — When are you most aware of God’s presence?

Someone suggested to me today that since my blog is frequently about participatory church, perhaps I could make it more participatory. I agree! Of course people are always welcome to make comments on any post on my blog. However, in … Continue reading

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