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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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Sermons have been greatly used by God

The Protestant Reformation (which began in 1517, back in the day when the priest was the smartest person in town) made some very effective changes in the way church was done. Those changes helped to create a spiritual revolution and … Continue reading

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16 16s for 2016 (keys to a great year)

#2016 — Even when you don’t feel like you are trending, you can still have a great year! A sixteen quotation — Be enthusiastic about the new year! “If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, … Continue reading

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New Book Full Of Salvation Army History & Quotes

Major Stephen Court says in the foreword: “What would happen if we burst out of the conventional church paradigm? What would happen if we decided to live our lives, fight our salvation warfare, serve our King of Kings, within a … Continue reading

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Caught in the crossfire of Christ’s love and forgiveness

A victim of the hatred and evil of Roman, state-sponsored terrorism, Jesus Christ was tortured, nailed to a cross, and hung up to die. Dangling between life and death, He spoke crosswords that released God’s love and fire: “Father, forgive … Continue reading

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