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Incarnation Is Not A Flower (But God With Us)

Incarnation is not a flower, but like a flower it is beautiful and glorious — the life of God animating physical matter.  Describing Jesus Christ, John the Beloved said:  “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”  God didn’t … Continue reading

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New Years’ Eve Ponderings

It is New Years’ Eve of 2011.  The New Year, 2012, is arriving tonight. I find myself this morning, yearning for the fire of God, for a great spiritual awakening, for a mighty move of God right here in Nashville, … Continue reading

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Confronting The Christmas Claims — Conscious Contact With God

The original Christmas is full of contact with God. The ordinary becomes the extraordinary as people encounter God’s Presence and power. A physical new star in the heavens becomes a messenger from Heaven, directing wise men hundreds of miles to … Continue reading

Posted in alternative lifestyle, angels, Angels We Have Heard On High, Bible, Christian history, Christianity, Christmas, Christmas carols, Christmas Eve, creation, evangelicals, forgiveness, glory, God, grace, gratitude, guidance, Jesus, Jesus Christ, joy, kingdom of God, Lord, miracles, mysticism, new birth, non-material reality, Oh my God, prayer, proof of God, recovery, revelation, salvation, soul, spiritual, spiritual disciplines, spiritual formation, spiritual growth, spiritual skills, spiritual warfare, supernatural, tradition, Uncategorized, virgin birth, Why be a Christian?, worship | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

A Slaveholder Lie Still Circulates In 21st Century America

Slaveholder propaganda is still circulating in America in the 21st Century, even in the black community. Here are three examples: 1) A few years ago a black man I had never met stopped his beautiful pick-up truck beside me as … Continue reading

Posted in American, ancient history, Bible, black history, Black Like Me, Christian history, church history, criticism, Egypt, history, negro spirituals, popular culture, prejudice, race, racism, reading, thinking, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Nashville’s Participatory Church

The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center is Nashville’s participatory church.  The Sunday morning meetings are conducted more like a support group than a church meeting with each person free to share testimonies, Scriptures, praise reports, insights, gifts of the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, King James Version

In 1611, the Bible was translated into the king’s speech (the king’s English). The King James Version was first published on May 5, 1611. It is a masterpiece of English literature and the best selling book in history. In the … Continue reading

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More Original Organic Church Thoughts

Organic church is a term used to describe church that is based on spiritual life, personal relationships, heart-felt love, Spirit-led worship, and open participation, rather than on institutional structure or man-led meetings.  It is also known as simple church and/or house … Continue reading

Posted in church history, freedom, Holy Spirit, house church, Jesus Christ, kingdom of God, mysticism, organic church, public speaking, religion, Uncategorized, What is church? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments