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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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Church: Do minds wander or are people filled with awestruck wonder?

When a church meeting is allowed to freely flow in the unforced rhythm of the Spirit — amazing things happen! When we call the shots — not so much. –Perhaps instead of making people’s minds wander, church should fill them … Continue reading

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The Power of Spirit-Led Potluck!

The Power Of Potluck! I love a spiritual potluck Where everybody’s free to share something — A prayer, a Scripture, an insight, A short teaching, a prayer request — (Without any one person having to do it all) And it … 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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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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Matter is Mist-ticle — Reality is Mystical!

Matter is Mist-ticle — Reality is Mystical! –Everything around you is made of tiny, empty energy balls (called atoms) spinning at the speed of light. Scientists say that the content of all the atoms in the universe is about the … Continue reading

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Church interruptus — letting the Spirit interrupt us and disrupt our program during a church service.

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