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Church Seating — Beyond The Pew And Theater Seating

[U] From the pew to the U — church seating makes a difference. I grew up sitting in church pews (long, uncomfortable, wooden benches) and seeing the backs of people’s heads in front of me — not much interaction in … Continue reading

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What The Church Can Learn From The NFL

The NFL generates tremendous excitement and enthusiasm in America, while the church is mostly ignored.  The NFL fills stadiums, while a great many churches have almost empty buildings.  The NFL even gets people excited about their draft when they pick … Continue reading

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Can A Sunday Church Meeting Be Like A Family Gathering? It’s Happening In Nashville!

Church is family, brothers and sisters in Christ sharing a kinship of the heart. Nobody ever asks the question: “Where do you go to family?” Family is not a place; it is relationships. So with church. Who are you joined … 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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Christian Spectators Or Christian Participants?

Are we Christian spectators or Christian participants?  Do we sit, watch, and listen to Christianity or do we live, do, and demonstrate Christianity? Spectators are passive observers.  They have no say in the outcome of the things they watch.  TV … Continue reading

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Some Thought-Provoking Thoughts About The Things We Do In Church

Here are some Biblically based questions and thoughts about things we do in church: Would Isaiah, Jeremiah, Jonah, Ezekiel, Elijah, Elisha, Daniel, Hosea, or Amos (or any of the other Biblical prophets) have set passively in church pews for 52 Sundays a year and never challenged anything?  … Continue reading

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National Magazine Article About A Non-Traditional Church In Nashville

From:  Priority Magazine of The Salvation Army   What God Is Doing in … Nashville The Berry Street ‘Testimony Church’ by Robert Mitchell   The year was 1970 and the Jesus Movement was at its height. Steve Simms, a freshman … Continue reading

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