Tag Archives: Greek

Church = Audience? Or Team?

Is a church service with only one speaker like a band with only one instrument? (That’s an oxymoron, isn’t it?) Jesus said: “New wine must be poured into new wine skins.” If we want the new wine of the Holy Spirit, perhaps … Continue reading

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Democracy, Ekklesia, & Church (It’s Greek to most of us.)

An ekklesia was the governing body of an ancient Greek city-state and the world’s first expression of democracy.   It was made up of all of the adult, male citizens in a particular city-state and met 40 times per year to … Continue reading

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Merry Messiahmas?

Merry Messiahmas? Christmas is named for Jesus Christ.  Jesus is His name.  Christ is a Greek translation of the Hebrew title, Messiah, which means Anointed One.  The folks who first translated the New Testament into English used the Greek term, … Continue reading

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Modern Myth # 1 — Life Produced Itself

As ancient and tribal societies have had their myths and their gods, even so, our modern society has its myths and its gods. Our contemporary gods my not be thought of in human form like the Greek and Roman gods, … Continue reading

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Are We Missusing The Word “Church”

Our society has a big problem. Few people have ever asked the question: What is church?  Are we missusing the word church? We think we know what church is so we don’t ask. “Here’s the church and here’s the steeple. Open it … Continue reading

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How Did We Get The Bible?

Where did the Bible come from?  The Bible didn’t just float down from Heaven on golden pages. It was written by human beings who were inspired by God. The first 5 books of the Old Testament were written by Moses. … Continue reading

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