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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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Don’t wait on your church

Don’t wait on your church. They may never send or release you. Go ahead and do what God is telling you to. (The Bible says to “wait on the Lord.” It never says to “wait on a church.”) Too many … Continue reading

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Church “attendance-citis”

Attendance-citis? “Religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance.” –William Booth Beware of attendance-citis — attending church without attending to the voice of the living Jesus. Attendance-citis makes Christianity an appendix to life, not it’s main focus. … Continue reading

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Society is training people to follow their own desires. Church should train them to follow the living Jesus instead.

Christ calls people to follow Him. Nowadays they’re following their feelings, desires, and compulsions. Christ calls people to repent of their sins. Nowadays people are repenting of their gender. Christ doesn’t offer His approval of our will. He offers us … Continue reading

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How many sermons must we hear?

How many sermons must Christians hear before they are allowed to say anything in church? Will there ever be enough? Since Christ came to set us free, why does church entangle us in human control and programs? Church tends to … Continue reading

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More than silentology

Without Christ, life is like a long desert journey — always longing for the next oasis and frequently disappointed by mirages. Feelings are fickle guides jerking us around and leaving us with no foundation. Instead, I trust the risen Jesus … Continue reading

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