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The Unexpected, The Unplanned, & The Unconventional in Church

The unexpected, the unplanned, and the unconventional happened when the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost and launched the Christian church. Pentecost (and what followed after it through out the book of Acts) was the was all about Presence & power of … Continue reading

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Done, undone, or not done?

Done, undone, or not done? Pentecost is called “the birthday of the church.” It was when the Holy Spirit came to the early church in mighty power. So how’s it going in the 21st Century? –Has the contemporary church replaced … Continue reading

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The Bridle of Christ / Being Led by the Spirit

I woke up this morning with this poem in my mind. I’ve never heard it before, so I got up and wrote it down. Are you wearing the bridle of Christ And letting Him steer you Through day-to-day life, Listening … Continue reading

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Is It Nuts To Keep Church In A Shell?

Nuts & church? What do they have in common? A nut in a shell is not very interesting. But take nuts out of their shells and they get real interesting — cashews, pecans, almonds, macadamia nuts, walnuts, peanuts, pistachios, Brazil … Continue reading

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The Best People R Bad — My Bad!

Even all the best people are bad people. My bad! I’m a bad person and so are you. Here are some quotes that show why: “You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ … Continue reading

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Does Church Need A Shake Up? A Restructuring?

While attending a Salvation Army Men’s Camp at Paradise Valley in Kentucky I was given the book, Why Men Hate Going To Church by David Murrow. The book gives some interesting insights into contemporary church. David asks the question:  “What if Christianity’s … Continue reading

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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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