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The Living God Is Convicting . . .

The Living God is convicting . . . He confronts our sin. God is challenging . . . He pulls us out of our comfort zone. God is disquieting . . . He overturns our apple carts. Is the living … Continue reading

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My Day In Bethlehem (Not Pennsylvania)

I could see the ancient, small town of Bethlehem in the distance as I approached the Shepherds Grotto, a small cave where shepherds have sheltered themselves for too many centuries to count.   It was in these fields that something happened … Continue reading

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1-10 Spirituality Or Carnality Scale — Where Are You?

Where are you on this scale of 1-10 between spirituality and carnality?  Instructions:  Pick the statement that best describes you.  If you are torn between two or more choices, split the difference and take the average between them. — Spirituality … Continue reading

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Organic Church = God On The Loose

There are sometimes awkward moments in unprogrammed, participatory church (also known as organic church or simple church).  People sometimes say things and/or do things that are outside of my comfort zone.  On a recent Sunday morning at The Salvation Army Berry Street … Continue reading

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Joel’s Jolts — Powerful Words From An Old Testament Prophet

Joel is an Old Testament prophet whose words will give you a jolt.  Are you ready for a jumping Joel jolt?  Here are some quotes from Joel: “The word of the Lord that came to Joel, son of Pethuel.” “Hear … Continue reading

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Some Ways To Experience Mysticism

A mystic is someone who experiences communication from and/or conscious awareness of God. Everyone has the potential for mysticism. In fact, God communicates with most people everyday. However, most of us discount or drown out His voice. We think it … Continue reading

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