Tag Archives: Nashville

UnconferenceNashville–hands on ekklesia June 23-25.

You’ve read books, articles, & blogs about open, participatory, interactive church (what I believe the Greek New Testament calls ekklesia). Now experience it for 3 days in Nashville. Are you a Christian who’s done with organized church, but still wants … Continue reading

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Fasting, rebellion, evil & the will of God

Fasting is a spiritual discipline that can help you realign your will with God’s. In your daily war of wills, which will will usually win? Your will or God’s will? God’s will is not being done “on earth as it is in … Continue reading

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A refuge for church fugitives

Give me your tired church refugees, done with church as usual, and yearning to breathe free. (A paraphrase of Emma Lazarus’ words on the Statue of Liberty.) Refugees from church: we’ll take you in & let you speak out as led by … Continue reading

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The Equalizer–How Christians meet

When Christ-followers meet as active participants, they’re involved and empowered. The gathered body of Christ, like an orchestra, needs to let all who are present, play their part. Letting people experience Christ together is often more effective than a sermon. How Christ-followers … Continue reading

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Faith-based facilitation–sharing karios moments in ekklesia.

Preaching proclaims. Faith-based facilitation demonstrates! Since March of 2008, my wife and I have been sharing karios moments in ekklesia with beautiful people at The Salvation Army Berry Street in Nashville, Tennessee. The experience has been so amazing that I wrote … Continue reading

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Are the Beatitudes shock words?

1) It takes both deeply-felt humility and great courage to let God rule & run your life. (“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.”) God is like a window but because of our pridefulness, we … Continue reading

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Encountering Reality in the ER

No human is fully awake to the love and relationship that God has for her/him. Scripture says God is able to do “exceeding abundantly above all we can ask or think.” It also says “Awake you that sleep.” I recently … Continue reading

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