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How to deal with controlling, self-promoting Christian leaders

There have always been controlling and self-promoting Christian leaders, who want to be top dog, even in the first century. But how are Christ followers supposed to deal with them? John (the disciple Jesus loved) gives us an example in … Continue reading

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Can church services be rigged?

A process is rigged when it is tampered with and manipulated in order to replace the normal outcome with a desired result. For example, Donald Trump is making unsubstantiated claims that the American presidential election process is rigged against him. … Continue reading

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No time for spectators in church –MLK

Martin Luther King, Jr. put it this way: “There are many people who have caught the dangerous disease of ‘spectatoritis.’ Such persons are only spectators or onlookers but not participants. Such persons watch the minister and choir indulge in prayer … Continue reading

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Mr. Potato Head all ears? Or the Body of Christ?

Are you familiar with Mr. Potato Head — a Playskool/Hasbro toy that originally came out in the 1950s? Mr. Potato Head was so popular that he was included as a character in the Toy Story movies. He has also been … Continue reading

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A sermon poem won’t make you know Him

A sermon meandering through your ears Won’t drive out your fears Or take away your tears. Jesus builds His body of believers, Not on outward words being heard, But on inward revelation; His presence and power Flashing “aha moments” within … Continue reading

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Will “Dones” go “Back to Church” as usual, in a post-Christian world?

Will “Dones” and others who have left the institutional church, go back to church as usual in a post-Christian society? National Back to Church Sunday (NBTCS) thinks they will. It was begun in the United States in 2009. Their website … Continue reading

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Are Christians dying for dialogue in church services?

The most effective group communication depends on dialogue, sharing ideas, and personal interaction. A monologue reduces attempted communication to passively listening to one person’s ideas. That may work in an authoritarian environment, but it fails to build relationship. Nowadays churches … Continue reading

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