Tag Archives: Christian

Getting real about Oct 31!

Calling all saints, we’ve got a mission! It’s All Saint’s Eve today–the day before All Saints Day. So who’s a saint? The Catholic and Orthodox churches call people who lived extraordinarily holy and Christ-like lives “saints.” However, the Bible definition … Continue reading

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Beyond predictable religion to unpredictable, untamed ekklesia (quotes)

Church is caught in continual predictability, perpetually presenting the same basic program week after week. That’s one reasons millions of people are leaving church and calling themselves “Dones.” However, the Greek New Testament concept of ekklesia is never the same from … 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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Books From Heaven?

As I think about worship and how Christians meet together, I continue to find books that back up what the Spirit is teaching me and how we meet at The Salvation Army Berry Street. I found these two books visiting … Continue reading

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Church — Educational or Mystical?

Historically church has been seen as educational –communicating concepts about God (especially since the Protestant Reformation). –Biblically church is seen as a mystical portal — presenting the actual presence of the living Christ. (“Where two or three gather in my … Continue reading

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Round About

Christ’s presence abounds All around us, Surrounding us with love, But we often miss The resounding sound of His voice And leave Him unfound– Like a diamond in the ground Under our feet!

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A believer needs to be a leaver — leaving sin and self-focus behind.

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