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“What greater gift than the love of a cat?”

Cats don’t go to church, but perhaps church could learn emotional honest from cats. Ernest Hemingway wrote: “A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.” If cats did … Continue reading

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Quotes from “Quench Not The Spirit”

I love how God introduces me to books. This morning as I was wondering if I am writing too much about ekklesia (participatory Spirit-led worship meetings based on 1 Corinthians 14:26) I saw a huge stack of books someone had … Continue reading

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SMS; smart man speaking? Or PGP; personal God prompting?

Since the Protestant Reformation, church has been built on a lecture format — one smart man speaking (SMS) to silently siting spectators. However, Jesus taught that His ekklesia (the word was mistranslated into English as church) would be built on … Continue reading

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Successful TV show shows open sharing in simple church

Two days after finishing the final edit of a new book I have written, Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible, my wife and I were watching a TV series from the 90s. Suddenly there was … Continue reading

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Can Church Make Meetings Work Better?

Which meeting does not allow attendees to speak? A) a trial; B) a business meeting; C) a class; D) a church service. –A trial allows people to give testimonies. –A business meeting and a class both allow people to ask … Continue reading

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If you put shades of gray on your eyes, you’ll distort your view of life with destructive desires and daily dismantle your destiny.

If you put shades of gray on your eyes, you’ll distort your view of life with destructive desires and daily dismantle your destiny. “Flee those men who follow their whims.” –Pachomius (born in 292 in Luxor, Egypt)

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Christian Spirituality — God Wants To Take Us Beyond Academics To The Heart!

I ordered a book, Christian Spirituality–Post Reformation and Modern, from Amazon, thinking it would be a spiritual look at faith.  However, as I began to read it, I found it to be a philosophical and academic analysis of Christian spirituality … Continue reading

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