A “Rest Day” is for the Rich & Hebrew

A subject that should not divide Christians, but sadly does anyway, is the matter of what day to hold collective worship. 4 pertinent passages, which bear on this subject are Romans 14; Galatians 1-3; Colossians 2; 1 Corinthians 13, and this blog has addressed those passages in similar posts before (see HERE and HERE and …

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Q & A: Women and LGBTQ+ Leading Churches

Recently on an online, Christian community (the Unchurching.com Facebook page), I posted the following statement: When false, institutional positions/titles are removed from the Body, suddenly women can exercise pastoral gifting freely, as the Spirit leads. Imagine that! The responses to this statement were mostly affirming, and a few others posed very good follow-up questions. The …

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Reimagining Church by Frank Viola

In January 2008, Pagan Christianity by Frank Viola and George Barna rocked the Christian world. Yet it was only the first half of the argument. It was never meant to be a stand-alone book. In August 2008, Reimagining Church by Frank Viola author was released, which begins to present the second half of the argument. …

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INSURGENCE by Frank Viola – The Gospel of the Kingdom

In today’s politically charged era, Christians on the progressive left as well as the conservative right both equate their particular viewpoints with the kingdom of God. Viola dismantles these perspectives, offering a fresh and revolutionary look at the radical gospel of the kingdom. With gripping power, he challenges Christians to reclaim the lost kingdom message …

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Deification / Theosis: Better than Mere Image Bearing

Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. John 16:7 The kernel postulate of this post is simple. Deification/Theosis is far better than mere …

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Whatever Happened to Gifts of Language, Prophecy, and Healing? | Christianity Today

Sometimes we start our history in the wrong place. It can be tempting to trace our roots back to the origin of our denomination or even the origin of Christianity in our country. But taking a longer view by tracing our roots back to the early church fathers leads to some surprises. We discover that …

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Can People Really Change?

The short answer to the question, "Can people really change?," is: most people can change, and some people won't; but some people can't. But, that short of an answer raises questions like why and how. Why can some people not change? When people change, how does change occur in them? The Nature of Change Change …

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How God Changes People | Deeper Walk International

Do you know how God changes people? We've all had those times when we realized we needed to be different, admitted as much to others, and tried our best to change. Our hardest attempts prove minimally effective and short-lived. Most of the time, nothing changes. Why can't we experience transformation? This is especially puzzling and …

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4 Major Hurdles of Building Organic Church Community & How to Clear Them

Pastors want their churches to be full of healthy and vibrant Christians. How to accomplish this goal is a seemingly insurmountable struggle. Here are 4 major hurdles of building relationally organic church community and how to clear them. 1. HIERARCHY: While a pastor is a gifting and a calling, which comprise a role of “equipper” …

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