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Top 10 Ways To Quench The Holy Spirit

“Quench not the Spirit” is one of the most disobeyed scriptures in the New Testament.  So how do we quench the Spirit.  Here are the Top Ten ways. 10) We teach people that God isn’t speaking to human beings nowadays. … Continue reading

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“Tebowing” Is Now An Official Word — What The Church Can Learn From Tim Tebow

Tebowing — What The Church Can Learn From Tim Tebow Denver Broncos’ quarterback, Tim Tebow, has had a remarkable season in 2011, leading his team to the NFL Playoffs by spearheading several amazing comebacks.  Tim, a sincere follower of Jesus … Continue reading

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My Top 12 Blogs For 2011

Here are links to my Top 12 Blogs For 2o11: #1)  Did Oprah Read My Book #2)  Who’s My #1 Greatest American?  William Lloyd Garrison #3)  Talk About Expensive Gas #4)  Where Did Sojourner Truth Get Her Name? #5)  Church … Continue reading

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World Famous “Good” Men Who Weren’t So Good

People like to look back on history and call certain world famous men (or groups of men) good.  Perhaps the two groups of men that have been considered the best of the good are the American Founding Fathers and the … Continue reading

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Improv Works Well In Comedy — Could It Work In Church?

Improv is a shortened version of the word improvisation.  It refers to acting or creating in the moment rather than planning one’s words and actions ahead of time.  It can be thought of as “on the spur of the moment” … Continue reading

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From Spiritual Cyber Space Into This Physical World

God came from spiritual cyber space into the physical world, not through being printed by a printer, but by being born as a Babe and laid in a manger.  Christmas means that Jesus is living right here on planet Earth.  … Continue reading

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Is Science Close To Discovering Spiritual Reality? Check Out “Spooky Action”

In the past few years scientists have conducted experiments that show that two “entangled,” subatomic particles can communicate almost instantaneously, even if they are separated by huge distances.  They have called this phenomenon, “spooky action at a distance.” This communication … Continue reading

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Should People Have The Right To Make Other People Say Wrong Is Right?

Nobody should have the right to make other people say that wrong is right?  Everybody should have the right to believe in right and wrong and to freely express their belief.  However, the right to believe in right and wrong has been … Continue reading

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What The Church Can Learn From Sports Tailgating

Millions of people love to gather in stadium parking lots for pre-game tailgating parties.  According to the American Tailgaters Association (more than 300,000 members), between 20 – 50 million Americans tailgated in a stadium parking lot in 2006. Here is a quotation I found … Continue reading

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