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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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Harping On & On About Participatory Church

Harping On! Why do I harp on and on about participatory church? –Because I experience the life-transforming music that comes forth when the Hand of God is allowed to play all the strings in a church meeting (not just one … Continue reading

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The Role of The Bible In Participatory/Organic Chruch

As a pastor of a participatory (organic) church that is based on open sharing rather than on a featured sermon, people sometimes express concern to me that people are not being taught the Bible in our meetings.  This is a … Continue reading

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The Phantom Commandment Challenge — Church Without A 1-Man Sermon?

– The Phantom Commandment Challenge — The Phantom Commandment says: “Church shall contain a one-man sermon.” However, I can’t find it anywhere in the Bible.  Can you find the Phantom Commandment (or any statement that resembles it) in the Bible? It’s … Continue reading

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Where’d Da Glory Go? (Ephesians 3:20-21)

Paul of Tarsus wrote:  “To Him (God) be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations.”  (Ephesians 3:21) According to these words from the New Testament, there is supposed to be glory in the church in the … Continue reading

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Just Say No! (Is that enough?)

Just say go!  “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel.” Just say grow!  “You must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” Just say lo!  “Lo, I am with you always, even unto the … Continue reading

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