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Billy Graham focused on unity among Christians, not on divisions.

Many Christian evangelists have worked within one Christian denomination or doctrinal system. However Billy Graham crossed lines and courageously worked together with Christians of various backgrounds, doctrines, races, and churches. (In the racially segregated South, he even broke local laws … Continue reading

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#Makechurchekklesiaagain

Theologian Emil Brunner taught that Christianity drifted away from ekklesia & into church. “A hashtag does not change anything. It’s a hashtag.” –Shonda Rhimes Here’s a fresh, new hashtag for those who want to go beyond church as usual:  #Makechurchekklesiaagain … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes backwards (“Don’t be” attitudes)

How unfortunate are the spiritually passive for they miss out on the greatest aspect of life. How unfortunate are those who act like they’ve got it together, for they are never comforted. How unfortunate are those who refuse to cooperate … Continue reading

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Can God speak through “Chicken Run”?

Can God speak through the animated movie, “Chicken Run?” Today my wife said that she felt a nudging in the Spirit to watch the movie, “Chicken Run.” The idea sounded kind of weird to me, but I went along with … Continue reading

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Some Greatest Showman Soundtrack Quotes & Ekklesia!

The Other Side from The Greatest Showman Soundtrack expresses how I feel about ekklesia: “Trade that typical For something colorful And if it’s crazy live a little crazy You can play it sensible A king of conventional Or you can … Continue reading

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I gave up my weigh-in and found the way in!

I gave up my weigh-in and found the way in! One weigh And I didn’t Measure up. Then Jesus came To pay my debt, And be the way By living His life Inside of me. Don’t wait To let Jesus … Continue reading

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What church can learn from card playing.

Church sometimes seems like staring an hour at one card, while leaving the rest of the deck in the box. However, when a preacher holds all the cards on Sunday morning, it tends to shut down the rest of the … Continue reading

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