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Embracing the biblical/Protestant concept of the priesthood of the believer

I have invented a new word for the priesthood of the believer — clergyall. Here’s another way to put it: Christian meetings are full of manysters, not just a single minister. Jesus is alive and present when we meet in … Continue reading

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Seeing God activate regular people

Seeing God speak and work in and through ordinary people is one of my greatest joys. If given encouragement, freedom, and a platform, everyday people can share amazing words from God. Biblical Christianity is activating. It takes ordinary people and … Continue reading

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Politics, women in ministry, & being led by the Spirit

The Bible never says that a particular political system is “the hope of glory.” It says that “Christ in you,” is. Christians aren’t called to point people to a particular political party, position, or personality, but to Christ. The goal … Continue reading

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Be God’s preacher, no matter what you do for a living.

Be God’s preacher, no matter what you do for a living. Limiting the voice of Christianity to ordained preachers and what they say in a church has crippled the spontaneity of the faith. Worship is simple. Anytime, any place, you … Continue reading

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Fresh definitions of some Bible terms about leadership (APEST)

The most moving Christians I’ve met (through their writings) have sought God for themselves as mystics, misfits, reformers, and monks. They have helped inspire me to seek God about the meaning of some Bible terms. Elders are mature Christ-followers, examples … Continue reading

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Thoughts beyond the “laity” lie

It’s hard to understand other people’s perspective when we have callouses on our heart. Open, caring interaction and sharing in a gathering of Christ-followers is spiritually revolutionary, but formal religion avoids it. Laity is a lie. There is no laity. … Continue reading

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Christ-follower = minister = priest (priesthood of the believer quotes)

“Let everyone, therefore, who knows himself to be a Christian be assured of this, that we are all equally priests.” –Martin Luther “We must reveal God’s name to each other and proclaim the name of God to our brothers–not in … Continue reading

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