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Which Jesus? The Not-Here-Now Jesus or The Right-Here/Right-Now Jesus?

Life goes better with the right-here/right-now Jesus! Churches tend to teach through theological & theoretical talks about the not-here-now Jesus — the historical Jesus (and sometimes the Second-Coming Jesus).  However, we often miss out on the reality of the right-here/right-now … Continue reading

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Christianity — More of the living Christ and less of the “ianity”

21st Century Christianity . . . Perhaps we need: 1) More of the living Christ and less of the “ianity;” 2) More of God’s anointing and less of man’s appointing; 3) More Spirit fanning and less human planning; 4) More … Continue reading

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Olive the reasons I took my picture with an olive.

Here are olive the reasons I posed for a picture with an olive. I needed to liven up my picture, so I put an olive in it! “Even when seen from near, the olive shows a hue of far away.”  –Richard … Continue reading

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Lay Down The Lies & Live In The Light

Living by lying, Masquerading with myths, Drama-dancing with deceit, While covered in conceit, Leaves life lost and lousy. The Bible lights up the truth; No masks, no cover-up; No revisionist history; Sin without spin; Heroes with huge holes; Honesty real … Continue reading

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Dirt Writer, Adultery, & Getting Stoned

Dirt Writer, Adultery, & Getting Stoned –Jesus writing in the dirt . . . I just experienced the Holy Spirit as teacher. I picked up my Bible to do my daily reading. I read 5 verses and then was captivated … Continue reading

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Does The Bible Teach That Everyone Should Be Free To Teach In Church Meetings?

“In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again.” –Hebrews 5:12 Perhaps church members should teach one another, rather than having one professional parson do … Continue reading

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Church Orbiting The Son!

(I wrote this poem this morning about 7 years at Berry Street and [to my surprise] it made the shape of a “leaning 7″ on the right hand side. The 3 plus signs at the end [+++] represent the 3 … Continue reading

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