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R U Disqualified?

Why should the lack of the title “pastor” disqualify someone from speaking out in a church meeting? (Perhaps church isn’t a gathering of people who are disqualified from speaking in the meeting and whose main function is just to listen … Continue reading

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The Magnificence of Mutual Ministry

Mutual ministry is the shared, non-hierarchical, back and forth (one to another) ministry between the people in a church.  It’s a beautiful thing to behold, but it is very rare, almost unknown. However, mutual ministry is biblical.  The New Testament … Continue reading

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Beaching It (In My Mind)

Inspired by Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s book, Gift From The Sea, I try my hand at writing about the sea: The ocean is such a reminder of the grandeur of God. Its wonder stirs our spirit and allows us to breathe in the … Continue reading

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Christian Spirituality — God Wants To Take Us Beyond Academics To The Heart!

I ordered a book, Christian Spirituality–Post Reformation and Modern, from Amazon, thinking it would be a spiritual look at faith.  However, as I began to read it, I found it to be a philosophical and academic analysis of Christian spirituality … Continue reading

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Why Is There So Much Good In The World?

Why Is There So Much Good In The World? Where did good come from? Why does the world contain so much compassion and kindness and altruism and self-sacrifice and love and honesty and purity and mercy and faithfulness? –Why do … Continue reading

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Catherine Booth Quotes On Being Led By The Spirit And His Urgings

How do you know if you are right with God?  Paul of Tarsus put it this way:  “For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.”  Are you being led by the Spirit? Are … Continue reading

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Reading Catherine Booth — (Evil Spirits, Participatory Church & Weeping Ministers)

Reading Catherine Booth (co-founder of The Salvation Army), I came across these words: –“I suppose most of you believe in evil spirits who have access to the human mind. I wish, if you do not, you could have some of … Continue reading

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