Tag Archives: Nashville

When God steps out into the open

People can hide from God in church, however, ekklesia brings God out into the open. Ekklesia is an adventure of the spiritual kind. It’s never the same, always exciting, and deeply moving. If you need some excitement in your life, you … Continue reading

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You’re never too old to go beyond church!

You are never too old to go beyond church. Take 92 year old “Miss” Mildred for example. “Miss” Mildred had been a Salvation Army soldier (member) for many years when her corps (church) was shut down because of dwindling attendance … Continue reading

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An experience while in ekklesia

Yesterday while meeting in ekklesia at The Salvation Army Berry Street, I kept feeling my phone vibrating in my pocket. I would then put my hand on the phone, but it wasn’t vibrating. This happened over and over. Finally words … Continue reading

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What do they do @ The Salvation Army Berry Street?

What We Do At The Salvation Army Berry Street We gather together To let the Spirit inspire And set our hearts on fire With love for God And one another As we listen to The living Jesus speak within us, … Continue reading

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Does God Want To Shoot Pool In Church?

When Christ-followers meet, does God want to cue you and others? Is shooting pool in slow-mo a metaphor for what God wants to do in church meetings? Perhaps so. We call this church: But what if this is more like … Continue reading

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New Sculpture In East Nashville

East Nashville’s McFerrin Park Neighborhood has a new sculpture — a cross with a heart of fire. The sculpture was created by Fred Major of Fred Major Galleries. It was installed on the front lawn of The Salvation Army Berry … Continue reading

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Church should let ordinary people light up the house!

For centuries churches have trained ordinary people to hide the light that shines in their heart (“Christ in you, the hope of glory”). They have been taught to sit back, be quiet, and let a professional tell them how they … Continue reading

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