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Christianity needs more “heartials” and fewer facials

Facials are fine, but what we all really need is heartials. When Christians gather with a “minister to me” attitude instead of a “let’s minister to one another” attitude, we miss much that God has for us. Perhaps a group … Continue reading

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Jackhammer or stethoscope in church

Some Christians approach people with a jackhammer. Perhaps it would be better to use a stethoscope and listen to their heart. Muzzles and masks make meetings methodological. Open hearts and freedom for Spirit-led expression release healing and compassion. “Let My … Continue reading

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Unorganized faith (a very short poem)

I love unorganized faith That freely flows From people’s hearts, Instead of programs.

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Religious thought or supernatural relevation?

Church focuses too much on religious explanations and not enough on ongoing interaction with the risen Jesus. Theology is religious thought. Revelation is direct perception of God. If we neglect to observe what the Lord is doing in our heart, … Continue reading

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The devil likes to gag Christians (and church sometimes helps).

Does the devil want Christians to be quiet about their faith? Is the way church is usually conducted a factor in helping keep people silent about their love for Jesus? What if Christians were ungagged and trained to spontaneously talk … Continue reading

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SEEING INVISIBLE LOVE IN ACTION

SEEING INVISIBLE LOVE IN ACTION A heart touched by invisible love (An unseen human heart, Not a physical one), Is in various degrees, Moved by healing, tender emotion, Changed, and rearranged. Love isn’t taught by lecture. It’s caught by open … Continue reading

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Pastor at the wheel or all auto parts working together?

Church? The pastor at the wheel or all the auto parts working together to follow the Spirit? When Christianity is dry and boring, that’s the brakes. Let’s take the brakes off of Jesus. We park our cars in the church … Continue reading

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Being polite is easy, inexpensive, and makes people feel good. Try it today. Thank you.

Bold ideas can be communicated in a polite way. Here are two samples. “Sitting under the ministry” of a man (or woman) when you could be ministering yourself seems to be misplaced priority. Church tells people that attending to receive … Continue reading

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Easter Requiem For Church As Usual

Members of Christ’s body meet, Gagged and bound (hand and heart), By tradition, protocol, and hierarchy. They’re not allowed to be doers, But are lined up in rows as hearers only, Gathered to be restrained, Not permitted to freely speak … Continue reading

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Can a sermon be a Sunday morning religious lullaby?

Church is like a religious lullaby, too often putting Christians to sleep. Attending church requires nothing but passivity. That doesn’t sound like a great plan for Christian spiritual growth. Church services say to people; “We don’t need your input, just … Continue reading

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