Pagan Practice of Seeking the Presence of God
Jun30

Pagan Practice of Seeking the Presence of God

For years as a Christian and a pastor, I struggled with my identity in Christ. I was taught that Christ was in His Bible and in His building on Sunday morning. Even though we gave lip service to “He will never leave us nor forsake us,” somehow He wasn’t really there unless I could “feel” Him. I pushed myself to fast, pray, and read whole books of the Bible at one sitting and to separate myself from humanity to deserve His presence....

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Forsaking the Assembling of Ourselves Together by Dave Yuebanks
Jun25

Forsaking the Assembling of Ourselves Together by Dave Yuebanks

“And let us not forsake the fellowship that we have among ourselves as the manner of some is: but let us exhort one another and that so much the more because ye see that the day draweth nigh.” Hebrews 10:25 (William Tyndale’s Translation, 1526) The following was taken from a letter I wrote to someone a long while back about the subject of “not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together” (Hebrews 10:25), which is a common verse...

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Stupid Things Said about Skipping Church by Wayne Jacobsen
Jun11

Stupid Things Said about Skipping Church by Wayne Jacobsen

I’m growing convinced that much of Christianity has become a human religion loosely based on the teachings of Jesus, while missing the point of them all. Every week now I get links to blogs and articles of various pastors giving the 5, 8, or 12 reasons everyone needs to attend a local church each week. To prove their point, however, they have to make some of the most ridiculous statements that have absolutely no grounding in the life...

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