Tag Archives: Reformation

Bible Belt question: “Where do you go to church?”

I grew up in the part of the United States called the Bible Belt where people in casual conversation would ask: “Where do you go to church?” Like church around the Western World, church attendance in the Bible Belt has been … Continue reading

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Luther’s 95 vs. my 95 — #24

My 95 Theses #24: If we stop church when we’re ready to end it, we may miss out on something beautiful God still wants to do.

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The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation is Oct. 31

My 95 Theses #22: When someone feels prompted by God to speak up in church, let the person speaking graciously step aside. “If a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop. For you can all … Continue reading

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Have we systematized Christ’s symphony?

Jesus wants to conduct His symphony through an orchestra of ordinary people that the Bible calls, the body of Christ. Church gives the risen Jesus more opportunities to be the Conductor when everybody present is free to speak as prompted … Continue reading

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Road to 95: 95 Theses 4 Reformation #5: Set aside human agendas & programs & let the risen Jesus lead.

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95 Theses for Reformation #1:

95 Theses 4 Reformation #1: Keep people’s attention focused on the living, resurrected Jesus. I’m celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation: –On October 31, 1517 a guy named Martin Luther posted “95 Theses” on a church door in … Continue reading

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It’s time for Bible based reformation!

Don’t be afraid to read and  trust the Book that makes fear disappear! Some people claim to “demythologize” the Bible. I want the Bible to demyth me! The Bible is like 3D movie glasses. It makes the living Jesus jump … Continue reading

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