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Reformers wanted:

Reformers wanted: Learn more about the Greek New Testament concept of ekklesia at http://amzn.to/2lSpYsF. Could a church where only 1 person speaks be like a choir where only 1 person sings? Perhaps a meeting of the body of Christ, like a … Continue reading

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Christ Follower’s Almanack (Poor Richard style equips)

Ben Franklin published quotes from “Poor Richard” in an “almanack” he published annually from 1732 to 1758. It contained many quotes and quips by “Poor Richard” (Franklin’s pseudonym).  In the tradition of Franklin’s Poor Richard, here are some quips & … Continue reading

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21st century proverbs: “So many words, so little love language.”

So many words; so little love language. Hope = Having Ongoing Positive Expectations. Emotional pain’s an alarm letting you know that you’re ignoring faith, hope, & love. Greatness & meanness are opposites. Combativeness creates defensiveness & disunity. As an alternative … Continue reading

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First century therapy groups . . .

A First Century Therapy Group . . . –The early Christ-followers formed therapy groups to help them heal from the dysfunction in their culture and in their personal lives. There is a description of how those therapy groups met to … Continue reading

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There’s no room for bullying in democracy (or church)

Want to go beyond the bullying and 1-man control that can be common in church? There’s no room for bullying in democracy or in church! –Modern democracy depends on decisions developed by deliberation, diplomacy, and consensus; not on the dictatorship … Continue reading

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Foundation of democracy

Ekklesia was the foundation of democracy. Each of the ancient Greek, democratic city-states had held ekklesia through out the year. This was their government. Each city-state had its own ekklesia and was independent. However the city-states did cooperate militarily and … Continue reading

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Why America needs to say, “Black Lives Matter”

Why America Needs To Say “Black Lives Matter” In its early years America said That black lives don’t matter By subjecting millions of black lives to: Human trafficking and abuse; Lifelong bondage and work without pay; Cruel separation from their … Continue reading

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