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Words Written In A Nashville House Fulfilled More Than A Century Later

These words from the 1880s were written by a man who lived in this Nashville house. They describe John Berry McFerrin’s experience with a non-traditional style church meeting as a young man in the 1830s. He wrote: “The meetings were greatly … Continue reading

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Occupy Till I Come — What The Church Can Learn From Occupy Wall Street

In Luke 19:13 of the King James Bible, Jesus says:  “Occupy till I come.”  Somehow, I don’t think “occupy” means to sit in a pew once a week and passively listen to a sermon.  “Occupy” is much more aggressive than … Continue reading

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The Most Unique Church In Nashville

  This isn’t documented with an official survey or anything, but I think McFerrin Park has Nashville’s most unique church. It is diverse economically, racially, and socially. It has no pulpit and no sermons.   It has a different worship leader every … Continue reading

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