Tag Archives: mysticism

Before science split the atom, rebellion split the Adam.

Before science split the atom, rebellion against God split the Adam (and his descendants). Let Christ heal the split in your soul! To overcome the universal addiction to sin and self-destruction (as a result of that split) we need to daily … Continue reading

Posted in abide in the Vine, Adam and Eve, atoms, Christ in you the hope of glory, ekklesia, followers, God is good, good people, heart is deceitful, mental torment, self-destruction, self-destructive behaviors, spiritual formation, spiritual life, the fall, the greatest of these is, the least of these, torment, tormenting thoughts, Uncategorized, unprogrammed church, unprogrammed meeting, wages of sin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Most Christians have been trained to listen to a preacher, but not trained to listen to the risen Jesus.

When I was growing up in church, I was trained to listen to a preacher, but not trained to listen to the risen Jesus. (If church doesn’t train Christians to listen to and obey the Jesus, who will?) The reality … Continue reading

Posted in alternative to preaching, homiletics, lay preaching, Lay Witness Missions, lay witness movement, leadership training, nontraditional preaching, preaching without words, pulpit, pulpit ministry, search engine, sermons, Ted Talks, Train yourself unto godliness., Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Does hearing a preacher = hearing God?

Has church substituted hearing the preacher for hearing the living God? Hints of God are everywhere. Why not take the hint and listen to Him? When church is led by the Spirit, not just by the preacher, it’s supernatural! God’s not wanting a … Continue reading

Posted in art of listening, for your servant is listening, God's voice, He speaks and the sound of His voice is so sweet, hearing God's voice, how to hear God's voice, inner listening, inner voice, listening, still small voice, The Voice, Today if you would hear his voice, Uncategorized, voice of God | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment


A God-gathering is a meeting where (2 or more) everyday people come together to each one listen to God and then speak what God tells him, resulting in a divinely orchestrated time in God’s presence. God-gatherings are open and unprogrammed. … Continue reading

Posted in assembly of God, Christian meetings, encounter group, get together, hanging out, huddle, Matthew 18:20, Meeting for Worship, Nashville, Quaker meetings, rendezvous, Salvation Army, there am I in the midst, Where two are three are gathered, workship | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Church — Educational or Mystical?

Historically church has been seen as educational –communicating concepts about God (especially since the Protestant Reformation). –Biblically church is seen as a mystical portal — presenting the actual presence of the living Christ. (“Where two or three gather in my … Continue reading

Posted in Christian community, Christian education, Christian mysticism, Christian spirituality, Matthew 18:20, Nashville, organic church, Salvation Army, Tom Robbins, Where two are three are gathered | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Man on a stage or the world’s greatest Sage?

Beyond gathering to look at & listen to a man on a stage, perhaps church could come together to look at & listen to the world’s greatest sage–the living, resurrected Jesus Christ. “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of … Continue reading

Posted in author and finisher of our faith, Hebrews 12:2, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Looking unto Jesus, New Testament, New Testament church, New Testament quote | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

God’s Not Dead!

God’s not dead.  What would happen if a group of believers would begin to gather, not merely to sing and hear a presentation about Christ, but to cultivate,  surrender to, and obey Christ’s actual presence among them?  When church presents … Continue reading

Posted in mystery, presence of Christ, presence of God, real presence, Spirit's flow, Spirit-filled, Spirit-led, worship, worship gathering | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment